Clear Lens Exchange FAQ

Denver Lasik surgeon Dr. Lewis and his team rely on patient education to help a person achieve a high level of comfort during his or her visit and when questions or concerns arise. Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions regarding Clear Lens Exchange:

What benefits are associated with the Clear Lens Exchange procedure?

What benefits are associated with the Clear Lens Exchange procedure?

CLE is an ideal procedure to enhance vision and prevent future vision loss from cataracts. Because the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced by a state-of-the-art artificial lens, one will never develop cataract formation in the future.

Does insurance cover the cost of Clear Lens Exchange?

Does insurance cover the cost of Clear Lens Exchange?

Generally, this procedure will only be covered if it is deemed necessary to correct vision loss. If CLE is performed electively, for vision improvement that could otherwise be corrected with glasses or contacts or to prevent future cataract development, it won’t be covered by health insurance. However, Flexible Spending Accounts that use pre-tax dollars are commonly used to pay for this procedure. And, we have a relationship with a bank that offers affordable payment plans.

What other names are used to describe the CLE technique?

What other names are used to describe the CLE technique?

The clear lens exchange procedure is also referred to as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), Clear Lens Extraction (CLE) and Refractive Lens Replacement (RLR).

Who is a good candidate for Clear Lens Exchange?

Who is a good candidate for Clear Lens Exchange?

CLE may be recommended for patients with moderate to extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness. CLE can also be very beneficial to patients with early signs of cataract development or vision difficulties due to presbyopia. Generally, patients should be over 40 and should wish to improve his or her vision with a LASIK alternative. A second group of patients who have benefited from CLE are those who have had refractive procedures like RK in the past. Those patients may not be candidates for LASIK, Epi-LASIK or PRK. Dr. Lewis can let a patient know if this procedure is right for them following a comprehensive eye exam.

Is CLE a high-risk procedure?

Is CLE a high-risk procedure?

Clear lens exchange is by no means considered to carry more risk than other vision correction procedures. Although there are some surgical risks you should be aware of, Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C. utilizes the latest technology and safety management protocols. Surgeons should discuss any risks with the patient during a vision correction consultation.

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