About the Corrective Procedure
Clear lens extractions, also known as refractive lens exchange, is an advanced vision correction surgical procedure that is designed to minimize your need for corrective lenses such as glasses or contacts. The procedure is generally well-suited to patients over the age of 40 who are dependent on optical accessories for clear vision. Clear lens extraction corrects vision by removing the natural, focusing lens of the eye and replacing it with a state-of-the-art artificial lens. The new lens has a specific focusing mechanism that corrects your refractive error.
What to Expect
If you are seeking treatment for your nearsightedness, farsightedness, or presbyopia, it is important to have an educated, skilled, experienced vision care specialist perform an in-depth evaluation of your eyes to determine their health and the state of your vision. Our team takes into account your overall health and will discussion your needs and expectations with you in careful detail. If it is decided that clear lens extraction is an appropriate course of treatment in your case, our vision care specialists will use cutting-edge technology to precisely measure your eye and calculate the specific corrective intraocular lens (IOL) that will optimize your vision.
Clear lens extraction is performed in the luxury of our San Diego facility and is comparative to cataract surgery. However, clear lens extraction removes the unclouded natural lens in your eye and replaces it with an artificial IOL. The procedure takes less than half an hour to complete. Some artificial IOLs used in the corrective procedure have a fixed focal length, which means that they allow you to see clearly without the aid of corrective eyewear at a single distance. Most patients opt for multifocal IOLs, which allow for clear, crisp vision at a variety of distances. Although clear lens extraction has proven to be effective, some patients may still require glasses or contacts in certain conditions.
Benefits of Clear Lens Extraction
There are several benefits of having clear lens extraction, including:
- Superior unaided vision
- Fast recovery with minimal downtime
- Predictable outcome that is customized to your specific needs
- May be safer and yield better results for patients over 40 years old than other refractive treatments
Contact Us about Lens Extraction
While clear lens extraction is not the optimal solution for every patient, it is one of several revolutionary procedures that can potentially restore your vision to its optimal state. Learn more about lens extraction, laser surgery, and other corrective treatments by contacting us today!