The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, like the KAMRA Inlay also described on our website, has been FDA approved for Presbyopia, or difficulty with near vision.
Presbyopia is the most common eye condition. The symptoms include difficulty seeing near objects, such as newspapers and your cell phone, without blurriness, while your long distance vision remains fine.
If you’re 41-65 years old and reliant on bifocals or reading glasses, the Raindrop is another option to consider among several available at the Yaldo Eye Center to deal with Presbyopia.
The Raindrop Inlay (ReVision Optics) is the first device to change the shape of the cornea to correct vision.
In technical terms, The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a microscopic hydrogel inlay. Its optical characteristics are almost identical to the human cornea. The hydrogel material is comprised of nearly 80% water, ensuring effective nutrient diffusion and transfer through the cornea. It is easily placed within the cornea under a LASIK-style flap. When in position, the inlay changes the curvature of the cornea so the front of the eye acts much like a multifocal contact lens.
In other words, it works by re-shaping the surface of the eye to improve reading vision. Patients can return to work the next day as it is a completely walk in and walk out procedure
Call the Yaldo Eye Center at 1-800-398-EYES or fill out and submit the sign up box for a free evaluation. Dr. Yaldo will explain all the Presbyopia solutions that are offered and recommend the best one for you and your unique situation.
The saying goes, only 2 things are certain in life: Death and taxes.
The 3rd certainty is that by age 45 or 50 you’ll need reading glasses. It’s called Presbyopia, an inability to see things up close. This inescapable fact of life was corrected either with bifocal glasses or separate reading glasses.
With the 2015 FDA approval of the KAMRA Inlay, there is now an alternative to Monovision, a lasik procedure in which one eye is corrected for far vision and the other for near vision. The brain adjusts by blending near and far vision as one. It’s quite effective, and some of our radio personalities like WOMC’s Jim Johnson and WCSX’s Jim O’Brien are vocal advocates of Monovision.
The KAMRA Inlay produces sharp near vision. Before we insert the KAMRA Inlay, we first correct your far vision with state of the art lasik, which provides 20-20 vision or better. We then place the Inlay on the cornea of one eye to provide the near vision element and you are all set. It’s painless and takes just a few minutes.
Working together, the eyes allow you to see at all distances.
The KAMRA inlay is microscopically small and thin, just 3.8 mm in diameter, or barely a 6th of an inch. A total of 8,400 microscopic openings surround the central aperture to allow oxygen and nutrients to flow freely and naturally through the eye.It sits in the first few layers of
the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye. Like Monovision, the KAMRA inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, allowing you to see up close while maintaining your distance vision in both eyes.
This short video will further explain it:
It’s a wonderful solution to the unfortunate reality of that ageless reality of the human condition: Presbyopia.
Here are some facts and expectations:
- Procedure time: about 10 minutes per eye
- Typical results: significantly clearer vision at all distances without glasses or contact lenses
- Recovery time: several days to several weeks
Call the Yaldo Eye Center at 1-800-398-EYES to get a free evaluation to see if the KAMRA Inlay is right for you.
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Imagine that you suffer from the cloudy, blurry and altogether
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