Here are the top 5 CLE questions and answers we receive at AVC:
Top 5 CLE Questions and Answers
Q. What is the difference between the lenses?
A. There are different types of lenses available:
• A Monofocal lens will only correct distance vision.
• A Multifocal lens is able to correct both distance and near vision.
• A Trifocal lens is able to correct all forms of vision simultaneously; correcting distance, near and intermediate vision.
The type of lens that you will be offered will be determined at your consultation after comprehensive testing.
Q. Are the lenses similar to varifocal glasses or contact lenses?
A. The intraocular lenses work in a completely different way to varifocal glasses and contact lenses. There is no need to move your head to adjust focus nor is there a chance of not being able to adjust to them. The lenses which are able to correct more than one field of vision use layered concentric circles, correcting each prescription issue with every layer, enabling for simultaneous correction of all fields of vision.
Q. Will I be completely glasses free?
A. Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) treatment is able to free patients from their dependency on visual aids. However, there may be certain circumstances in which a patient may be more comfortable using ready readers to prevent eye strain when doing concentrated work for long periods of time.
Q. How long will it last?
A. The treatment will last a lifetime. The lenses are designed to last 150 years before showing signs of degradation.
Occasionally, your vision can become cloudy over time due to the clouding of the membrane surrounding the implant. This is treated at no extra cost with a laser treatment that takes a few minutes.
Q. What is the recovery period?
A. As there is no modification of the cornea and no stitches required, the recovery time is 24 to 48 hours for your distance vision to settle. However, your reading vision may take a little longer as your brain adjusts.
To be able to return to normal life, it may take a little longer dependent on your hobbies and activities. The more physically excertive the activity, the longer you will have to wait. The longest you would have to refrain from certain activities would be 4 to 6 weeks for contact sports and skiing respectively.
The day after your second eye is treated, your first post-operative check will take place. Dr Pillai will examine your eyes and determine when you will be able to start driving. It usually takes 2 to 3 days.
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