Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)
In Oklahoma City and Edmond, Oklahoma
A Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) is another procedure offered at Hummel Eye Associates in Oklahoma City. It’s a procedure which removes the natural lens of your eye and replaces it with an intraocular lens (IOL). CLE is also known as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), Clear Lens Extraction (CLE), and Refractive Lens Replacement (RLR).
CLE may be right for you if any of the following apply to you:
- High refractive error
- Not a good candidate for LASIK
- Likely to develop cataracts
Patients are often amazed with the results of CLE. It can restore the clear vision you had in your youth! Refractive error is corrected. If your vision is becoming obscured by slowly developing cataracts, an IOL means no additional procedure for cataract extraction will be necessary in the future.
CLE is considered more invasive than LASIK, since it involves removing the lens of the eye, recovery time is short and your vision should clear very quickly. It is a wonderful option if you cannot have refractive surgery or if your refractive error is too great to correct with refractive surgery alone.
The procedure itself is the same as cataract surgery. You can choose one of the following IOLs:
After a full evaluation of your vision and eye health, Dr. Hummel will explain all your options and help you choose the lens which is best for you. Please Contact us to set up your free initial consultation. Why not get yourself started towards better vision as soon as possible?