What Are the Benefits of Clear Lens Exchange?

If you are tired of relying on glasses and contact lenses to correct your clear vision, you might benefit from a clear lens exchange at Boston Vision. If you’re considering corrective eye surgery, these are the benefits you can expect from the clear lens exchange procedure.

What is Clear Lens Exchange?

Clear lens exchange, also called refractive lens exchange, is an eye surgery that replaces the natural lens of the eye with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). The IOL can treat refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. It’s a great alternative for patients who are not candidates for LASIK eye surgery, PRK, or other corrective eye surgeries. The procedure only takes 15 minutes per eye and patients notice immediate improvements in their vision.

3 Benefits of Clear Lens Exchange

Being able to see clearly can significantly improve your quality of life and help you get back to doing the things you love without stress. These are just a few benefits you can expect from a clear lens exchange:

Freedom from Reading Glasses

Have you ever sat down with a book or your laptop and then realized you forgot to grab your reading glasses? This situation can be even more frustrating if you are at work or out in public and forget your reading glasses at home. Clear lens exchange can correct nearsightedness and significantly improve your reading vision so that you no longer need reading glasses.

Clear Vision Without Corrective Eyewear

Clear lens exchange gives patients permanently clear vision, meaning there is no need to continue wearing glasses or contact lenses after surgery. There is minimal risk of your vision declining after surgery and many patients enjoy lifelong results.

Reduces Need for Cataract Surgery

Cataracts develop when proteins build up in the natural lens of the eye, clouding your vision. Since clear lens exchange removes the natural lens of the eye, there is an extremely low chance of developing cataracts later in life. In rare cases, secondary cataracts can form on an IOL, but most patients can expect to never need another surgical procedure for their eyes.

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about corrective eye surgery in Boston and your treatment option, schedule an appointment today at one of our eight office locations in the Boston area. Our team of expert eye doctors can examine your eyes and discuss your treatment goals to determine whether you are a good candidate for clear lens exchange.

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