Kamra Inlay: The End To Reading Glasses
Most adults between the ages of 41-60 struggle with seeing objects that are close in range. This condition is medically known as presbyopia, and unfortunately it tends to progressively worsen with age. The eye often becomes thicker and less agile as one gets older making it very difficult to focus up close.
Many resort to reading glasses to allow them better visibility for tasks such as reading the newspaper and sending and receiving both text and email messages. Are you tired of trying to keep track of your reading glasses? Are you forced to rely on cumbersome eyeglass cords? If you would love an opportunity to dispose of your reading glasses then it might be time to seek out the assistance of the team at Kamra Inlay.
If you would like to learn more about the treatment of presbyopia please contact Laser Eye Center of Carolina.
The Kamra Inlay: What Is It?
The Kamra Inlay is a very tiny ring-shaped device that is FDA-approved and is implanted in only one eye. It is both smaller and thinner than a contact and the ring only allows clearly focused light to pass through lending to dramatically improved distances. The device also allows the eyes to work as a more effective unit at varying distances.
How Do I Know If I Am A Candidate For The Kamra Inlay?
You may be an eligible candidate if you:
- are between the ages of 41 and 60
- have difficulties focusing clearly on objects that are in close range or small print
- need reading glasses with +1.00 to +2.50 diopters of power
- do not utilize glasses for distance vision
- do not have any active eye infections/inflammation/uncontrolled disease(s)
- have sufficient corneal thickness
This process is very brief and usually only lasts 20 minutes or less. Eye drops are used to numb your eyes and then a laser creates a small pocket in the cornea of your non-dominant eye. The inlay is then inserted through the incision and centered over the pupil. Side effects that might occur may include mild irritation or scratchiness which can be quickly alleviated with medication.
You may be able to go to work and you can carry out your normal routine within a day or two. Some have noticed vision improvement during the first week, but for most it takes a bit more time to heal often 3 to 6 months on average.
Schedule an Appointment
If you would like further information about the Kamra Inlay procedure, please schedule an appointment with our experienced Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Dean Dornic. If you live in the Raleigh, Durham or any area of North Carolina, call our office
at (919) 467- 9955.