Do you have a hard time reading text messages, restaurant menus or anything that requires sharp near distance vision? Well, you’re not alone. Many people, particularly those who are in their 40’s and older, have difficulty with “near-work” tasks like reading the newspaper or computer screen without needing help from reading glasses. Impaired near vision is most often the result of presbyopia, or vision loss that occurs due to the aging process.
KAMRA™ corneal inlays, offered at Will Vision and Laser Centers (one of only 30 centers in the nation to offer this advanced device), are used to improve reading vision through an implanted optical device that is placed in the middle of the cornea. Many people have questions about this revolutionary device, and so we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, and their answers, in this latest blog post.
What Exactly is a KAMRA Inlay?
A KAMRA corneal inlay is a lens-like optical device that is smaller and thinner than a contact lens. It has an opaque outer ring with a central opening (which is placed in the center of the pupil). This device is placed in one eye (usually the less dominant), which results in the sharpening of near vision for both eyes.
Will I Feel the KAMRA Corneal Inlay in My Eye?
Since the KAMRA inlay is surgically placed deep in the thick middle layer of the cornea of one eye, it cannot be felt.
Is KAMRA Inlay Placement Painful?
The placement procedure for KAMRA inlays lasts 20 minutes or less, and is performed with the eye numbed by anesthetic eye drops so that the patient experiences no discomfort (only slight pressure) during the procedure.
Will a KAMRA Inlay Affect My Distance Vision?
No. A KAMRA inlay will improve near vision while maintaining distance vision and everything in between.
Will My Results Be Permanent?
The vision-improving effects achieved by the placement of a KAMRA corneal inlay are permanent; however, these results don’t preclude other vision-impairing conditions that may come with age, such as cataracts or changes to your prescription.
How Can I Find Out More?
If you have more questions about the KAMRA inlay and how it can give you freedom from your reading glasses, contact our practice and schedule an appointment with Dr. Will. Call us at (877) 542-EYES (3937).