If you’re age forty or older, you are probably finding it increasingly difficult to put things into focus, no matter what distance the object is from your eyes. It may be a little harder to clearly see the face of your wristwatch, make out road signs on the highway before you pass your exit, or even read the fine print on your television without glasses.
This condition is known as presbyopia, and it continues to progress as we age.
In recent years, laser eye surgery has made it possible for millions of individuals who are nearsighted and farsighted to eliminate, or greatly reduce, their need for glasses and contacts. Although laser vision correction can treat these conditions, it cannot correct presbyopia and restore the eye’s full range of vision.
However, Clear Lens Exchange can improve your vision and provide a clearer focus at all distances – near, far, and in between.
Clear Lens Exchange is a term used to describe presbyopic lens extraction with the insertion of a multifocal intraocular lens. The surgical techniques employed in this procedure have proven successful over many years of use.
Your cornea (the outside part of the eye) and the eye’s natural lens (inside your eye) work together to focus light that comes into your eye. The lens, which is flexible when you are younger, becomes increasingly inflexible as you mature, often after you have passed the age of forty. Consequently, you have a difficult time focusing on objects. This condition is known as presbyopia.
The onset of presbyopia has traditionally meant that you are relegated to using glasses for clear vision. Even those individuals who have received laser vision correction will eventually become presbyopic and need glasses or contacts to restore their full range of sight.
Clear Lens Exchange offers a solution. Unlike procedures that focus on changing the shape of the cornea, Clear Lens Exchange works on the lens inside the eye. Consequently, your vision after the procedure will be stable and unlikely to change over time. In addition, cataract surgery will not be necessary later in life. The multifocal lens that is used to replace your eye’s natural lens will provide you with clearer vision at all distances, giving you little or no dependence on traditional or progressive bifocal glasses.