If you are not a good candidate for LASIK or another vision correction procedure, your eye doctor may recommend a surgery known as clear lens exchange or CLE.

What is Clear Lens Exchange?

CLE (Clear Lens Exchange), also known as refractive lens exchange, is a procedure that addresses vision problems and other concerns by replacing your eye’s natural lens with an artificial one. This artificial intraocular lens will be surgically implanted within your eye, as opposed to being placed on the surface. This means that you will not be able to feel this new lens.

Because your natural lens will be removed in the procedure, you won’t have to worry about developing cataracts after the CLE procedure. Our refractive lens exchange experts can also dramatically improve your vision with this procedure. Depending on the lens chosen, you may even be able to eliminate the need for contacts or glasses. Our team of Grand Junction refractive lens exchange specialists will work with you to find the lens that is best for your needs.


Am I a Good Candidate for CLE?

Many patients are able to correct their vision with LASIK. However, some patients are not good candidates for LASIK or do not want to lose their near vision after LASIK. Other patients are young with early onset cataracts. In the right patient, CLE can be an exciting option for correcting a range of vision including distance, computer, and near vision.

The best way to determine whether our Grand Junction clear lens replacement surgery is right for you is to make an appointment with one of the specialists at ICON Eyecare. We will help you explore all your options and help you make the best choice.

A Team of Experts.

With decades of combined experiences, ICON’s doctors provide industry-leading care using the latest, advanced technology and techniques.

What types of lenses are available with CLE?

Whether you spend your days outdoors or in an office, we will help you select the lens that best matches your lifestyle. Premium intraocular lenses, for example, can improve your vision at all distances, reducing or eliminating the need for glasses or contacts.

At your consultation, our skilled Grand Junction area refractive lens exchange experts will determine the vision correction procedure that’s right for you and help you select the lens that meets your unique needs.

Request An Appointment.

Give us a phone call at 970-256-0400 Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm to schedule a consultation.

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