If you’re in your 40s, 50s or beyond, chances are you’ve extended your arm as far as it would go on more than one occasion in order to read small print. Or maybe you’ve used your smart phone to take a picture of something so you could zoom in to see it. It’s called presbyopia and it’s a perfectly natural (and perfectly frustrating) visual condition that eventually happens to almost everyone.
The Reading Glasses Dilemma
The big question is, what can you do about it? You may have tried reading glasses and discovered that while they do help you to read small print, they come with a certain level of aggravation. There’s the “on-again, off-again” dilemma, the “not being able to find a pair when you need one” dilemma and the “how do I carry them around dilemma.” It’s hard to say which one is the most frustrating.
Contact Lenses Anyone?
Contact lenses are another solution many people try. Monovision contact lenses means wearing a lens in one eye for distance and one in the other eye for seeing up close. While it may be a good solution for some people, it does come with a trade off. Patients must trade some distance vision to gain some near vision and vice versa.
There MUST be a Better Solution
Thankfully, unlike our parents and grandparents, we have another choice for dealing with our presbyopia that is both safe and effective. It’s called the KAMRA inlay.
The inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. It’s smaller and thinner than a contact lens and can be inserted by a qualified eye doctor. And unlike monovision, patients can get their near vision back while maintaining their distance vision.
How Does the KAMRA Inlay Work?
The inlay is a mini-ring with an opening, or pinhole, in the center that allows only focused light to enter your eye. It’s placed in only one eye, allowing you to see up close, while maintaining your distance vision in both eyes. Working together, the eyes allow you to see from near to far.
Providing a natural range of vison – from near to far – the KAMRA inlay helps restore near vision and reduce the constant frustrations of reading gasses. It’s ideal for people looking to no longer be dependent on reading glasses or contact lenses for every day activities.
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Do you think the KAMRA inlay might be right for you? See if you’re a candidate and talk with your doctor to find out if the KAMRA inlay may be right for you.