Clear Lens Exchange

The permanent solution to your near- or farsightedness, CLE is a corrective procedure that eliminates the future development of cataracts.

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Is CLE right for me?

If your vision is grainy or you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have an astigmatism, you may be a good candidate for CLE. Schedule an eye appointment to discuss CLE options HERE.

What is Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)?

Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) is a surgical vision correction procedure that restores nearsightedness and farsightedness, eliminating the need for eventual cataract surgery later in life.

“The morning after, I was seeing things in HD. I have new eyes.”

– JON BOESCHE, Mix 106.5 Radio DJ

Why CLE? See Jon’s journey to clear vision

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) if I have an astigmatism?

Usually, yes. However, we recommend that you schedule a consultation to learn more about CLE as it relates to your specific vision.

How long does the consultation take?

Allow two hours for the entire consultation, including the diagnostic procedures.

How safe is Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)?

CLE is extremely safe. It is usually safer than wearing contact lenses.

Why can’t younger patients get Clear Lens Exchange (CLE)?

Vision problems in young people can usually be fixed with less invasive techniques.

Does Katzen Eye Group offer Premium Lens Implants?

Yes. Premium lenses are often used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in some patient cases.

Does Clear Lens Exchange (CLE) surgery involve the use of a laser?

Yes. We use advanced laser incision technology to minimize the size of the incision and improve recovery times.

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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

301 Saint Paul Place
Professional Office Building
Suites 514 & 902
Baltimore, MD 21202
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue: 8am-6pm
Wed: 8am-5pm
Thu: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
Monday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Optical Opens at 9:00am each day.

**Now open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month effective July 10, 2024**

310 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Mon: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Weds: Now open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month effective 7/10/24
Thurs: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat (First and Third Saturday of the month): 8:00am - 1:00pm

21 Crossroads Drive
Suite 425
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Tues & Thur: 8 am-5 pm
Fri: 8 am-4 pm

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm