What Age Should I Consider Clear Lens Exchange?

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Many people are in search of a permanent solution for glasses or contact lenses. While LASIK procedures offer a number of benefits, not everyone is a candidate for treatment. Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) is a revolutionary alternative for men and women who have been turned down for LASIK or decided against LASIK because it only corrects distance vision. This outpatient procedure can correct common refractive errors including presbyopia (the need for reading glasses or bifocals). Vold Vision uses the most advanced lenses available as well as the well-known PanOptix lens to achieve the clearest results possible.

So, what is Clear Lens Exchange, and what is the best age to have this procedure? CLE replaces your natural lens with a clear intraocular lens (IOL) to reduce your need for corrective eyewear. It’s usually recommended for individuals over 40 but requires an assessment before moving forward. If you live in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, or in the area of Northwest Arkansas, call one of our team members for an examination and consultation. Read below to learn more about CLE.

What is a Clear Lens Exchange?

Do you spend thousands of dollars on new glasses, contact lenses, bifocals, reading glasses, or repairing broken frames? Are your daily activities frustrating because your eyewear gets in the way - or you misplaced those readers? Now you can enjoy more freedom and financial savings by replacing your natural eye lens with an intraocular lens. Clear Lens Exchange is very popular with adults who are over 40 and need a solution to see near, intermediate, and far without glasses.

When should I get CLE?

Clear Lens Exchange is ideal for adults of all ages but especially beneficial in men and women in their mid-40s or older. There usually isn’t an age limit for surgery as long as your eyes are healthy. Of course, it's best to consult with an eye professional who can discuss your vision correction options in full. While patients choose CLE for different reasons in Rogers, Bentonville, and Springdale, AR, some important advantages include:

  • Freedom from glasses: CLE reduces or eliminates your dependence on glasses. You should be able to see at near, mid-range, and far distances.

  • Results are permanent: Intraocular lenses, and specifically our advanced PanOptix IOL, never need to be replaced.

  • No cataract surgery required: Patients who undergo Clear Lens Exchange will not need cataract surgery for cloudy lenses in the future.

  • Fast recovery: Patients can see clearly in a very short amount of time, sometimes just minutes after their procedure.

What happens during treatment?

Clear Lens Exchange is performed on an outpatient basis, taking about 15 minutes in our state-of-the-art surgery center. While CLE is one of the safest procedures available, patients should be aware of the benefits and risks. Our highly trained doctors can review these details during your initial assessment. Our patients are also encouraged to independently research this treatment on their own. We are happy to answer any questions about CLE, your candidacy, and the PanOptix IOL as they come up.

Get clear vision without LASIK

The specialists at Vold Vision are proud to have helped countless patients across the U.S. with cutting-edge vision procedures like Clear Lens Exchange. Our passion is to serve the communities of Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, and the area of Northwest Arkansas with the latest technology and treatments. If you are 40 or older and have been turned down from LASIK or want to also eliminate your need for reading glasses or bifocals, now is the best time to look into Clear Lens Exchange. Contact one of our counselors to learn about the PanOptix IOL and more! Call or text (479) 595-5227.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.