Tired of Reading Glasses?
Over-40 Vision (Presbyopia)
If you are over the age of 40, you might have noticed your vision has changed. Maybe you are having difficulty reading the text on your phone, your book, menu or computer screen. Maybe you have reading glasses in your purse, on your nightstand, on your desk, in your car and… on your head! Everywhere!
This condition is called age-related presbyopia, also known as “over-40 vision.” It is unavoidable and there is nothing you can do to prevent it.
The eye’s natural lens is normally flexible. It works much like a camera lens to automatically adjust and focus vision. This means you can automatically and easily switch your gaze from something near to something far away.
But over time, the lens in your eye begins to stiffen and is unable to bend into the right shape to bring close objects into focus. Helllooooo presbyopia.
Presbyopia is a natural part of aging and continues to progress over time. For example, someone who is 45 may only notice it when trying to read small print in low light situations. However, someone who is 50 may need to use reading glasses multiple times throughout the day.
The good news: The doctors at Center For Sight can help. Our Near Vision Correction Education Center is the place to come for information and solutions.
The Corneal Inlay Procedure
A corneal inlay is designed to correct near vision and Center For Sight is proud to offer this amazing technology to our patients. The KAMRA™ Corneal Inlay creates a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones. It provides long-term performance giving you clear vision even as presbyopia progresses.
Our very own Dr. Liang was the first female surgeon in the U.S. to perform the KAMRA near vision inlay treatment.
What is the KAMRA inlay?
The KAMRA Inlay was designed specifically to treat presbyopia. The inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay is a tiny ring with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye.
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. Your non-KAMRA eye is left untouched. Working together, the eyes allow you to see near to far.
What to Expect After a Corneal Implant Procedure
After your corneal inlay procedure, your vision may fluctuate for the first three to six months as your brain is adjusting to your new, improved vision. But don?t worry; it will stabilize.
If there are any problems with the corneal inlay (this is uncommon!), it can be easily and safely removed. If in a rare instance removal must happen, patients normally return to the same quality of vision they had prior to the insertion of the inlay.
Call 702-724-2020 to see if KAMRA inlay is right for you.
Or take our Reading Vision Self-Test to see if you may be a good candidate for the Corneal Inlay procedure.