What is Presbyopia and How Can it be Treated?

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Slowly losing your vision is a natural sign of aging and is a common occurrence. However, when you begin to lose your sight, you can lose your quality of life along with it. Presbyopia is no exception. This eye condition affects millions of people in the United States over the age of 40. But what, exactly, is presbyopia and how can KAMRA™ Inlay treat this condition?

Presbyopia is an eye condition that is associated with the aging process. It happens when the natural lens in your eye becomes less flexible, and cannot filter light to the back of your eye properly. There are several symptoms associated with this eye condition, including:

  • Blurred vision at a normal reading distance
  • Having to read material at arm's length
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue from doing close work
  • Eye strain

Presbyopia can take a toll on the quality of your life. Fortunately, there are ways to diagnose and treat this vision problem. Your eye doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to measure your natural lens. If you do in fact have this condition, it's important to know that there are treatment options available that can help restore your vision.

A revolutionary treatment, called KAMRA™ Inlay, can help you get your sight back. KAMRA™ Inlay is an FDA-approved implant that can potentially reverse signs and symptoms of presbyopia altogether. Your doctor will surgically place the thin, lightweight implant in your dominant eye. It works similarly to that of a camera aperture by increasing the depth of focus. Because it is only placed in one eye, your other eye will compensate and adjust accordingly to give you clearer, sharper vision.

To fully determine if KAMRA™ Inlay is right for you, Dr. Richard B. Foulkes and our clinically trained staff will meet with you in person to discuss your eye care goals and needs. Together, we will formulate a treatment plan to help you get the vision results you want to achieve.

If you are in the Downers Grove area and would like to learn more about your KAMRA™ Inlay procedure or vision restoration options, give our office a call at 630-724-1400 to schedule your initial consultation.