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About Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)

Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) can be an absolute game changer for patients in their mid-40’s and beyond who are wanting to live free from contacts and glasses. Imagine living life with a full range of vision seeing up close, intermediate and far away, no longer depending on readers or hassling with contacts and glasses.

What will you enjoy most about being glasses free -- seeing your phone or computer screen, going to the gym, swimming or maybe just enjoying a show or sporting event? It’s what we call at Vold Vision, “My Why”. Whatever your “Why” is, one thing is for sure, our Clear Lens Exchange patients say they have ‘a new lease on life!’

Vold Vision uses the revolutionary PanOptix lens for our CLE to achieve the clearest and highest definition results for our patients. Our CLE experience is simple, seamless, comfortable and allows patients to see clearly in an astonishingly short amount of time sometimes in a matter of minutes. One of our favorite parts of our jobs is watching the reaction of our patients after clear lens exchange. It's simple – CLE changes lives, but please don't take our word, it’s our patients who say it best!

What to Expect from Clear Lens Exchange

Patient Testimonials





“Two days after my surgery, I was able to walk my beautiful daughter down the aisle glasses-free, a moment I will never forget! ” -Ron C., Vold Vision CLE PanOptix® Patient





                                         "This is the best thing I've done for myself!"


                                                                 - Sandy K., Vold Vision PanOptix® Patient



Discover the benefits of clear lens exchange


No blurry zones means you can see without straining.


CLE makes the world brighter, more vivid.


The PanOptix® Lens sharpens your vision.


Patients reported that they were less bothered by glares.

Freedom from Readers, Contacts & Glasses

Surgery within 1-2 Weeks of Initial Consult**

Surgery will take less than 15 Minutes

Quick, 24-Hour Recovery

**Based on surgery schedule availability

Learn More About Clear Lens Exchange in Northwest Arkansas

Meet Nationally Recognized Surgeon - Dr. Steven Vold


Dr. Steven Vold has patients from across the United States and internationally who travel to Northwest Arkansas for him to personally perform their surgeries. Dr. Vold has performed thousands of lens procedures and hundreds of Panoptix® lens procedures since the FDA approval (Fall of 2019) and was the first surgeon in Arkansas and one of the first five in the United States to perform lens replacement with Panoptix®. Given his leadership and reputation in the ophthalmic field, and position as Chief Medical Editor of the world’s leading publication in his field for 7 years, Dr. Vold has been among the first surgeons in the country and for the state of Arkansas to launch numerous ophthalmic procedures and technologies. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, his passion is to serve the community and the world with the latest technology, knowledge and treatments in laser surgery. He has an esteemed academic and research-based background at storied institutions like Northwestern’s University Medical School in Chicago and Texas A&M College of Medicine.

Cutting-edge Technology

The all laser technology of Vold Vision is supreme and unrivaled in our area. With the PanOptix® Lens you can seize every day. Without hesitation. Without holding back.


In a clinical study, 129 patients were asked about their experience with the PanOptix® Lens

of people with the PanOptix®Lens would choose the same lens again.

Receive a Personalized Treatment Plan

Vold Vision offers more Vision Correction options than anyone in the state of Arkansas because your eyes are unique. CLE offers excellent results and very low risks.

Based on multiple factors, a Vold Vision doctor will qualify your individual eyes as a candidate for CLE.

When it comes to CLE, at Vold Vision we've invested in technology that lets us personalize a procedure that will be just right for your eyes. With some of the most talented and award-winning surgeons in the country, Vold Vision prides itself on treating you as the unique individual you are. As such, your eyes are equally unique and so we never apply a generic approach to any of our treatments, especially when it comes to laser surgery.

Clear Lens Exchange FAQ

What is Clear Lens Exchange?

Clear Lens Exchange replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with the PanOptix® intraocular lens to correct your refractive error and achieve sharper focus, reducing your need for reading glasses or bifocals.

Will I feel the lens in my eye like a contact?

No, it’s not like a contact as the lens does not sit on the surface of the eye but on the inside of the eye.

If I have this done now, will I eventually develop cataracts & need cataract surgery?

No, you will not develop cataracts after having clear lens exchange. In fact, CLE negates the patient from ever developing cataracts. Patients love the fact that CLE offers this one and done opportunity to be glasses free.

Is CLE an outpatient procedure?

Yes it is, and it only takes a few minutes to complete in the hands of our skilled surgeon. We also utilize cutting edge technology, taking both safety and efficacy to the absolute highest levels.

Why Would I have CLE vs. LASIK?

The Visual Outcome: For patients over 40 who are nearing or experiencing presbyopia, (the need for reading glasses) LASIK will only correct for distance vision, while CLE will help the patient see at a distance, up-close and intermediate offering a full range of vision.
Longer-Lasting Results: LASIK is a great option for most patients; however, as we age we all will develop cataracts, so to stay out of glasses and contacts someone who has had LASIK will have to invest again when their cataracts begin to form. The good news for you is with our CLE procedure, you will never develop cataracts, so by investing in CLE you are investing in your eyes for life.

How Long Does it Last?

The artificial intraocular lens is a permanent replacement for your natural lens and is designed to last the rest of your life. There is minimal risk of regression (loss of corrective effect or deterioration of vision) over time.

Is it Safe?

Lens surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the U. S. and arguably one of the safest procedures today with efficacy exceeding 99% in most clinical studies. In the clinical study on the PanOptix lens we use, 99% of people with this lens would choose it over again. As with any surgery, CLE involves a degree of risk. Every patient considering CLE is encouraged to independently research the procedure. Our doctors give patients the information regarding those risks and answer any questions that they may have and perform a thorough evaluation to determine if the patient is a recommended candidate for CLE.

Are there any side effects?

Patients may see some glare and halos around lights after the procedure. Most patients adapt and it becomes a non-issue within a few months. For most patients who already notice glare and halos they do not notice this at all.

Does it Correct Astigmatism?


Are there any restrictions after the procedure?

No contact sports, swimming or eye make-up for one week. There is no flight or lifting restrictions.

What payment options do we accept for clear lens exchange?

ProcedureDon’t put off the procedure you need to enjoy great vision because of cost! Easy payment plans allow you to move forward today. You can receive the care you deserve, with flexible payment options that fit your lifestyle. Apply today so you can focus on looking, feeling, and being your best. Payment Plans for clear lens exchange enjoy flexible payment plans OR enjoy 2 years no interest options through Alphaeon Credit! Visit Alphaeon Credit to enroll. Select “Ophthalmologist” and “Continue” to get started, then Click on “Apply.”


Schedule A Consultation for Clear Lens Exchange

Our highly trained counselors are available by text, phone or email, and no question is too small for them to answer. Not only will you have excellent vision, but you will also have excellent support each step of the way. Call or text for your free consultation: (479) 595-5227.

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