Tired of Wearing Reading Glasses? KAMRA Inlay Might be The Right Choice For You

Ophthalmologist & LASIK Surgeon Serving Chicago, Lombard & Naperville areas of Illinois

Posted: August 18, 2015

Are reading glasses not working for you anymore?

If you are over the age of 40, you may have already noticed that as you get older, it becomes harder and harder to see things clearly up close. You may need to squint and distance yourself from your phone trying to read your text messages. You may not be able to see the words on the newspaper as well as you used to. This condition can be very frustrating, and is actually extremely common.

Almost everyone in this age bracket will begin to experience this condition, called presbyopia. Even those who have had LASIK surgery in the past will experience this decline in near vision. The reason for this is that the lens inside of the eye ages and becomes stiff, making it more difficult for the retina to focus on close images.

If you are experiencing this condition, you are in luck! Something new has made its way into the world of ophthalmology in America, and is increasing in popularity since its recent FDA approval.

The KAMRA inlay is new to the USA, but has been used with great success in Europe for years. The KAMRA inlay looks like a tiny camera lens, shaped like a ring with a hole in the middle. This tiny ring is implanted into one eye, right above the pupil, inside of the cornea. The procedure itself is similar to LASIK, using a femtosecond laser to create a flap in the cornea.

What is the KAMRA inlay?

The KAMRA inlay is a microscopic disc with a diameter of 3.8mm and an opening in the center. It is much smaller than a contact lens and lighter than a grain of salt. It is comprised of a proven biocompatible material frequently used in a wide variety of eye and other medical implants, called polyvinylidene fluoride.

What happens during the KAMRA Inlay treatment?

The KAMRA inlay treatment restores near vision and reduces the need for reading glasses! So many people are free from the frustrations of presbyopia thanks to the KAMRA inlay treatment. This revolutionary procedure offers a permanent, long lasting solution to presbyopia, and we predict it will only get more and more popular as time goes on!

Can I benefit from the KAMRA Inlay?

The KAMRA inlay might be ideal for individuals over 40 seeking a solution to restore their everyday near vision and reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The KAMRA inlay can be performed at the same time as a LASIK procedure. It can also be performed on patients that have previously had LASIK, laser vision correction, refractive lens exchange or cataract surgery.

So, if you are over the age of 40, and would like to explore vision correction options that will help you reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses please feel free to explore the KAMRA Inlay offer by Dr. Richard Foulkes at Foulkes Vision in Lombard, IL. Contact us today to discuss your candidacy for the KAMRA Inlay, and how we can help you achieve your personal best vision.

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