What is Clear Lens Extraction?
Clear Lens Extraction, or refractive lens exchange, is a surgery where an artificial lens (intraocular lens, or IOL) is placed in the eye and the natural lens is removed. There are many benefits to this, including sharper vision and an inability to develop cataracts later on. It also produces long-term results, and you won’t need to use glasses or contact lenses to read or see up close. In fact, the implanted lens works exactly as your natural one does, and it’s completely unnoticeable and undetectable. With the latest developments in implantable lens technology, there are many different lenses you can choose from depending on your wants and needs.
This surgical option can be performed in about 15 minutes per eye. You’ll also be given anesthetic so you’re relaxed and comfortable. Overall, Clear Lens Extraction is quick, effective, and produces long-term results.
Who is Eligible for Clear Lens Extraction?
It’s very common to experience sudden changes in your vision in your 40s or later. Most patients begin to have trouble seeing things up close – a condition called presbyopia. It happens because the natural lens of the eye becomes more rigid and loses its ability to flex and change shape as it needs to.
Clear Lens Extraction is one of the best ways to correct presbyopia. In some cases, laser surgeries like LASIK or PRK can correct presbyopia, but clear lens extraction may be a good option for you if you’re not a good candidate for other surgeries.
Results and Recovery from Clear Lens Extraction
Recovery from clear lens exchange is very quick and simple. You may be given a cover for your eyes to protect them during recovery, but you likely won’t even need eye drops. In fact, you can generally return to your regular daily activities the next day. Most patients see an immediate improvement in their vision after Clear Lens Extraction, and you’ll follow up with us to make sure your eyes are healing and that your vision works as it should. Implantable lenses can last a lifetime, making it a great investment in your vision and your ability to live your best lifestyle.
Meet Our Doctors
The LASIK surgeons at Boston Vision have 20+ years of experience providing innovative eye care procedures to patients of the Boston community. We’re dedicated to quality care for LASIK candidates and patients of all ages.
Clear Lens Extraction in Boston, MA
Clear Lens Extraction is an excellent option for getting rid of the need for reading glasses. Our team can assess your goals and your eye health to help you determine the right treatment plan for you during a no-pressure consultation. To get started, contact our Boston-area offices by calling or filling out our online contact form.