If you are experiencing the frustrating symptoms of presbyopia, you know first hand how much it can affect your day-to-day life. Presbyopia is extremely common among those approaching their middle age. With millions of sufferers around the country and little option for treatment, most people stick to using reading glasses. But, what if you don’t want to be glued to your reading glasses for a good portion of your day? For you, there’s the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is an age-related vision problem that develops in almost everyone around age 40. Presbyopia is not considered an eye disease, but a refractive error that can be corrected with glasses. The common symptom of presbyopia is not being able to see clearly up close. Many people will notice that they need to hold their book out much father than usual to be able to focus on the words.
What is the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay?
The Raindrop® inlay is a small, transparent disc with a shape similar to that of a contact lens. The inlay is extremely thin and is about the size of a pinhead. The inlay is designed to sit in the cornea. When implanted into the cornea, the Raindrop® inlay works to refract light correctly on the retina, allowing you to see up close again! The Raindrop® inlay provides a long-term solution to this common but frustrating condition.
The Raindrop® inlay helps to reshape the front of the eye for improved refractive power. The Raindrop® inlay is implanted just below the surface of the cornea during a simple 10 minute procedure.
Before your surgery, Dr. Lee will first have to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Lee will start by administering numbing eye drops to the eye. During the procedure, Dr. Lee will create a flap in the cornea using a femtosecond laser. Dr. Lee will then position the Raindrop® inlay and replace the flap. The procedure is done!
Dr. Lee will instruct you on proper after-care procedures. You will be required to wear an eye shield while sleeping to prevent you from rubbing your eyes. You will also need to use medicated eye drops for a certain period of time. You will attend a few follow-up appointments with Dr. Lee to ensure you are healing properly.
If you are interested in this life-changing procedure, be sure to contact Dr. Lee’s office for your consultation. Ready to get rid of those pesky reading glasses once and for all? Ask about the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay!