Getting older means vision changes. Nearly every adult will develop presbyopia, a type of farsightedness caused by a loss of flexibility in the lens, sometime after the age of 40. For many years reading glasses were one of the only available treatment options, a frustrating part of getting older. Ditch the reading glasses and rediscover clear sight with the KAMRA® inlay, a revolutionary corneal inlay that restores age related vision loss.
We are pleased to be one of the first providers in the United States to offer the KAMRA® inlay for treating age-related vision changes and presbyopia. Visit Will Vision and Laser Centers in Salem, OR or Vancouver, WA to learn more about this procedure.
What Is the KAMRA® Inlay?
The KAMRA® corneal inlay from AcuFocus® provides a novel solution for presbyopia. The KAMRA® inlay restores everyday vision so you can see text messages, a computer screen, the time on your wrist watch, and the price on a price tag at the supermarket without the constant frustration of reading glasses or contact lenses. It provides a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones. In addition, because it does not need to be updated or changed as you age, it can help to provide clear near vision over time. It is the first device of its kind to receive approval from the FDA.
The KAMRA® corneal inlay is an ultrathin aperture made from biocompatible polyvinylidene fluoride and carbon that is surgically placed within the cornea in the non-dominant eye. It is 5 microns thick with an outer 3.8 mm diameter and a central 1.6 mm aperture. The ring has 8400 laser etched holes to facilitate diffusion of aqueous, oxygen and nutrients through the cornea. Once implanted, it provides a full range of vision from near to far by markedly increasing the depth of focus for the eye. The brain combines the distance and near images together and provides a full range of vision. The KAMRA® inlay can generally be implanted in any healthy patient, including those that have previously undergone a laser vision correction procedure.
With the KAMRA® inlay, unlike monovision, there is no loss of distance vision in the implanted eye. As a result, patients can enjoy natural everyday vision with the ability to focus from near-to-far. In addition, because the KAMRA™ inlay works by altering the depth of focus of the eye it does not need to have its power adjusted with age. As a result, the KAMRA™ inlay provides the most long-lasting vision performance of any presbyopia solution.
- KAMRA inlay provides full near far range vision
- KAMRA inlay restores everyday vision
- KAMRA inlay offers long-lasting vision performance
Vision changes with age, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy clear vision. We are excited to offer this life-changing treatment to our patients throughout the Pacific Northwest.
How the KAMRA® Corneal Inlay Works
The KAMRA® inlay is an ultra-thin circular disk with an aperture in its center that is perfectly sized to enhance the depth of focus and near vision for the human optical system. It is markedly thinner and smaller than a soft contact lens. Once placed within the tissues of the cornea it focuses all light from both
distance and near objects onto the retina.
The KAMRA® inlay is implanted in only one eye. This allows the patient to see up close while maintaining excellent distance vision in both eyes. When working together, the eyes allow the user to see from near-to-far in a continuous manner. In comparison, monovision, which corrects one eye for near and
one eye for distance does negatively affect the distance vision in the eye that is set for near.
Once implanted into the cornea, the KAMRA® inlay blends in with the normal pupil coloration and does not create any negative cosmetic effect. In addition, the KAMRA® inlay does not affect the ability to perform eye examinations or eye surgery should a patient develop cataracts later in life.
Will Vision and Laser Centers- Proud to Be One of the First Providers to Offer the KAMRA® Inlay in the Pacific Northwest
The KAMRA® inlay offers the latest in vision technology to patients with presbyopia. Will Vision was one of the first 30 vision centers in the U.S. to offer this treatment. We are one of only four vision centers within 200 miles of Portland offering the KAMRA® inlay.
Dr. Will is a top refractive surgeon with extensive experience in the latest vision correction technologies including bladeless LASIK, PRK, and corneal inlays. We offer our patients our extensive experience, the latest vision technologies available, and comprehensive care. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your options for treating presbyopia or any other vision condition you may have.
Call us at 877-542-3937 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Will. We serve patients throughout the Pacific Northwest with convenient offices located in Salem, OR and Vancouver, WA.