Step #1 to Getting Rid of Glasses Webinar:
May 22, 2024

The CLR webinar on May 22, 2024, hosted by Shareef Mahdavi from the Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley, featured surgeons Dr. Craig Bindi and Dr. Joseph Ling, along with patient Renee. The session covered eye aging, the custom lens replacement (CLR) procedure, its differences from LASIK, recovery, costs, and insurance coverage. CLR, unlike LASIK, replaces the aging lens with a synthetic one to improve vision and prevent cataracts. Dr. Ling explained that CLR eliminates the source of cataracts and is suitable for patients who have had LASIK but need further vision correction due to aging.

Dr. Bindi highlighted the benefits of performing the procedure in a familiar office environment, reducing patient anxiety. The office-based surgery lasts about an hour, with quick recovery times. CLR uses different synthetic lenses tailored to individual needs, and an eye exam and consultation determine the best option. Dr. Ling emphasized that CLR is proactive, addressing vision issues before severe cataracts form, with a safety profile similar to cataract surgery.

The webinar detailed the patient-centered approach of the Laser Eye Center, with minimal discomfort during the procedure and significant vision improvement by the next day. Dr. Bindi and Dr. Ling stressed their conservative approach, ensuring realistic patient expectations and recommending procedures only when beneficial. Renee shared her positive experience, highlighting improved quality of life post-CLR.

Consultations for CLR are offered free of charge, and there are financing options available for the procedure. Some cases involving significant cataracts may be covered by insurance. The center’s focus on vision correction, specialized staff, and honest recommendations were highlighted as reasons for patient trust. The session concluded with an encouragement for patients to schedule consultations to assess their candidacy for CLR, emphasizing the center’s dedication to improving patients’ quality of life by reducing dependency on glasses and contact lenses.