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by Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers

Presbyopia is the part of aging that makes you hold the restaurant menu or your phone a little further out so you can see it clearly – and the reason people over the age of 40 reach for reading glasses.

“I was told I’m not a candidate for LASIK.” Kleiman Evangelista’s Dr. Kelly Frasier tells us that’s what he hears from patients all the time. And he enjoys getting to tell patients that a lens based refractive surgery like Clear Lens Exchange could be the vision correction procedure to get them out of their glasses and contacts.

The Clear Lens Exchange procedure, also known as refractive lens exchange, is a lens-based surgical procedure that can correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia and eliminates the need for cataract surgery later in life.

The Clear Lens Exchange procedure follows the same process as cataract surgery – where the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an advanced intraocular lens (IOL) – but with Clear Lens Exchange the lens is replaced before natural aging has the chance to make that natural lens cloudy, aka developing a cataract. While Clear Lens Exchange could be considered a preemptive cataract procedure, the vision correction results are much more immediate.

When most people think about surgical vision correction, they immediately think of LASIK. And while laser vision correction like LASIK can be a good option for some patients, it’s not the end-all, be-all in vision correction. Dr. Kelly Frasier, Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas’ Medical Director, says that Clear Lens Exchange is another tool in the toolbox to maintain and improve eye health.

With the advancements in ocular lens technology, patients who opt for Clear Lens Exchange have a variety of choices when it comes to their IOLs. Depending on refractive error and the visual outcome the patient is aiming for, Kleiman Evangelista surgeons can match a patient with one of their 6 advanced lens options.

Dr. Frasier understands the importance of matching a patient with the lens that will best fit their eye health and their lifestyle, “I make an effort to customize vision outcomes according to my patient’s daily activities and preferences. The careful selection of lenses, customized to their lifestyle, makes all the difference!”

Patients who have been told they aren’t a LASIK candidate for one reason or another still have options to eliminate their need for glasses, contacts, and even reading glasses. As a medical ophthalmology practice, Kleiman Evangelista offers several vision correction options, including Clear Lens Exchange, LASIK, PRK, and EVO ICL. KE’s team of expert eye care providers can help you understand your options and put a customized care plan together to meet your needs.

Book a free Vision Correction consultation at Kleiman Evangelista and discover which vision correction procedure fits YOUR eye health and vision needs.

“Clear Lens Exchange is somewhat of an under the radar procedure – many people don’t even know that this option exists, much less that they could be a candidate. When I tell them about Clear Lens Exchange, the first question they ask is – ‘How soon can we get started?’” -Dr. Kelly Frasier, Medical Director, Kleiman Evangelista

Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas, 817-904-3303,

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