CLR may be a great option when LASIK isn’t possible. Watch as Dr. Luke explains what CLR is, what it does, and how our CLR patients are feeling about their results.
Dr. Luke: The crystalline lens, or the lens inside the eye changes over time. Now, some people have a change that happens more quickly. Some people have a change that happens more slowly. Typically, age-related changes, really start to affect your quality of vision after the age of 45 to 50, at which point night vision is typically not quite as good. Maybe more halo, more glare, and just the quality of vision is not quite as good as it used to be. Those changes in vision can be caused by a number of things but most commonly it's caused by the Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome or the natural aging of the lens.
A dysfunctional lens replacement can improve your quality of vision. It can also treat your nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia which is the need for bifocals and/or reading glasses. The best part about the dysfunctional lens replacement is that it's a permanent solution to a congenital problem for many people. The dysfunctional lens replacement provides a great quality of vision that stops the aging process in that part of the eye and for many people, that's the only procedure that they need for the rest of their lives.
CLR is typically recommended for people who are in their 50s and 60s before they develop a cataract and when they've lost some of their quality of vision that they used to have. Some people lose the quality of vision earlier in life and a dysfunctional lens replacement or CLR can be a great option for people in their 40s in some cases.
The dysfunctional lens replacement not only removes a lens like cataract surgery, but it also provides a better quality of vision, both distance and up close.
Most people, when they're finished with the surgery say, "Wow doc, that really wasn't so bad.” The procedure is typically not uncomfortable and it doesn't take very long either. The recovery is very quick and typically within a couple days, people are going back to many of their old activities, only they can see better than they could before.
Our patients who have had the dysfunctional lens replacement are some of my happiest patients. I've probably received more hugs from people after CLR than after any other procedure that I've provided.
The number one thing we hear from our patients is that they wish they would have had vision correction sooner.
So the question for you is… why wait any longer?