Lets face it, always having to locate your reading glasses and dealing with the routine of putting them on and taking them off can hinder your active lifestyle. At NY LASIK, we are proud to offer Laser Near Vision Correction for those suffering from presbyopia. Presbyopia usually occurs after the age of 40 and results in a loss of near vision due to changes within the crystalline lens. Presbyopia occurs in almost everyone over the age of 40 and is traditionally treated with reading glasses, bifocals or monovision contact lenses. Modern LASIK technology can now correct near vision problems caused by presbyopia with techniques such as Monovision LASIK, where one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. Dr. Bley and the team at NY LASIK offer several innovative procedures such as Laser Near Vision Correction and the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay, which can help restore near vision and reduce the need for reading glasses in order to see up close.
Raindrop Near Vision Inlay
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a corneal inlay that offers an innovative solution for presbyopia. This amazing procedure takes less than ten minutes to perform in our office and has patients resuming their normal routine within 24 to 48 hours. The Raindrop is a tiny transparent disc, called an inlay that received FDA approved in June of 2016. The inlay is approximately 3 times thinner than a sheet of paper and has a 2mm diameter. Made from hydrogel material that is similar to that of a soft contact lens, the inlay changes the shapes of the cornea in order to improve near vision without significantly decreasing distance vision.
To learn more about any of our near vision correction procedures or to schedule a free near vision consultation call our office today!