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There is no such thing as “the best lens,” but there is a lens that is best for you. The decision of which lens implant to utilize in your particular case will depend on a number of factors. There are conditions that unfortunately preclude the use of premium lenses or make the outcome less than certain, making it difficult to justify the expense associated with such implants. Before making a recommendation, we will thoroughly evaluate your ocular status, and grade your post-operative visual potential. Unless there is a greater than 95% chance we can help you achieve your visual goals, we will not recommend a particular treatment for you.

Clear lens exchange

Clear lens exchange (also known as the clear lens replacement) is a procedure analogous to cataract surgery. Clear lens exchange has a few factors in common with modern cataract surgery, such as the following:

  • Performed with topical anesthesia and minimal sedation
  • Performed in an outpatient setting
  • The procedure takes about five to ten minutes and in the process the natural lens is extracted and replaced with an implant. This implant corrects for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.

The only difference between CLR and cataract extraction is that during cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is replaced, whereas in CLR the lens is replaced before it has a chance to turn into a cataract. With the use of the latest generation of presbyopia correcting lenses, patients are able to achieve vision freedom at all distances, far and near.

Modern lens replacement surgery provides the ophthalmologist with a great arsenal of lens implants that allows for restoration of multifocality. We are born with an intrinsic ability to change focus from far to near. As we age, the mechanism responsible for this process loses its effectiveness. This loss of accommodating ability is termed presbyopia, and eventually it progresses to the point where the use of bifocal or progressive lenses is necessary. Lens replacement procedures provide an excellent opportunity to regain the ability to focus at distance and near without the aid of glasses or contacts.

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    Doe G.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Wow! I just had surgery by Dr. Benjamin  yesterday. Today I have 20-20, in that eye. Painless & perfect. I had no Idea, what I had been missing.
    Wonderful eye institute. Delightful & very efficient & up to date staff. Especially Myka. Treat yourself to good eye sight by the charming Dr. Benjamin. You will be in good hands.

  • Matt P.
    West Hollywood, CA
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    I have had dry eyes for a quite sometime and had seen several physicians and got eye drops etc but not until I have seen  Dr. Benjamin I found how serious problem that it was. I had the most thorough and individual attention by Dr. Benjamin. He explained to me my problem and treatment options available. Dr. Benjamin and His staff  are very caring and they spend as much time with you as needed and one feels taken care of. I was given state of the art treatment for my dry eyes and my eyes went from feeling tired , red , scratchy and itchy to brilliantly glowing clear. Office is very serene and staff is attentive, pleasant and smiling. Dr. Benjamin is very down to earth and explains thoroughly that one understands what alis them. I will definitely  keep coming back for all my eye issues.

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    Renee T.
    Los Angeles, CA
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    I wish I had come to Dr. Benjamin years ago!!!

    I have been hopping around between 3 eye doctors in the last few years complaining of severe eye pain, redness - so bad I haven't been able to wear contacts for a year. Every other doctor made a diagnosis in 2 minutes, prescribed a few things and sent me on my way. Nothing helped and the doctors kept saying my eyes looked fine despite my symptoms. Finally I saw Dr. Benjamin, and he listened to my concerns from top to bottom and did tests the other doctors never did! He made a brand new diagnosis which finally makes sense and fits my symptoms. He spent almost an hour with me which is unbelievable. I am so impressed with this place, even the front desk and other staff were so friendly. I'm so relieved and am looking forward to making a recovery with Dr. Benjamin and eventually getting LASIK.

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