What is Clear Lens Exchange?

Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) may be a better option than LASIK, PRK, or Visian ICL for people who are currently using bifocals/readers or those who are farsighted. Clear Lens Exchange replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial lens to correct your distance and near vision, reducing your need for reading glasses or bifocals.

During CLE surgery, a small incision is made at the edge of the cornea using the LENSAR laser. The natural lens is then broken into small pieces and removed. The artificial lens is inserted in its place where it will reside permanently.