This New Eye Surgery May Fix Your “Vision After 40”
Aging is full of new experiences. The metabolism slows down, the skin begins to sag, wrinkles appear and some depend on a new essential accessory: reading glasses!
All kidding aside, waning vision is a challenge for many 40-year-olds. From birth, the natural lens of the eye gradually begins to thicken and lose flexibility, which becomes noticeable with the loss of the ability to focus on nearby objects.
This loss of near vision, known as presbyopia, is a “frustrating but completely natural condition,” explains Vision hoops. Ultimately, this forces most people to use reading glasses to view printouts, computer screens, and phone screens.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution for those who lose their near vision and need reading glasses.
It’s called KAMRA, and it’s life changing.
KAMRA Inlay Treatment is an eye procedure that improves near vision and can free patients from the constant frustrations of reading glasses.
The encrustation is found in the clear tissue at the front of the eye, known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay is a mini-ring with an opening, or pinhole, in the center. The inlay uses this pinhole to focus the light entering the eye. This improves near vision while maintaining distance vision.
As a bonus, the KAMRA inlay only needs to be in one eye, leaving the other intact. By working together, the eyes allow you to see both near and far. This is different from monovision laser vision correction, which corrects one eye for near and one eye for distance and does not last over time.
If you are anxious about any type of eye surgery, the KAMRA Inlay Procedure is simple and easy.
From start to finish, the KAMRA embedding process typically takes less than 20 minutes. Before the procedure, you will be given anesthetic drops to make sure you are comfortable.
The procedure is virtually painless, and other than a slight pressure when the doctor uses a laser to create a small pocket in the cornea (this only lasts a few seconds), you will hardly notice anything happening. Once the pocket has been created in the cornea, the inlay is then placed inside, and voila!
Just as the procedure is low impact, so is the recovery.
After the numbing drops have worn off, the eye may be irritated or irritated and you may experience excessive tearing or sensitivity to light. This is normal and the doctor will provide medication to help manage these symptoms.
Remember that, as with any surgery, healing is a process and following your doctor’s postoperative instructions will speed your recovery.
It is important to note that the amount and rate of improvement in near vision varies among individuals. While some see improvement within the first week to a month, others may take longer to heal.
However long it takes to see dramatic improvement, most patients return to normal activities and return to work within 24 to 48 hours, according to experts at Hoopes Vision.
It is typical to experience fluctuations in vision for the first three to six months after surgery. This is often a sign that the brain is adjusting to the new vision and is likely to stabilize.
When it comes to vision specialists, you can’t beat Hoopes Vision. Recognized nationally for its expertise, Hoopes Vision was instrumental in the development of the KAMRA inlay procedure.
Heavily involved in FDA testing for five years, Hoopes was the largest testing site for KAMRA in terms of procedures performed, and their patient test results were among the best. Due to their experience and the results obtained during these trials, Hoopes Vision was chosen to be the first commercial implanter of the KAMRA device.
In other words, if this procedure sounds good to you, Hoopes Vision is the best place in the country to do it.
Good candidates for KAMRA are between the ages of 40 and 60 who have noticed the progression of presbyopia but whose eyes are otherwise healthy.
If you think you are a good fit, Hoopes Vision offers a free screening exam and consultation to explore your options.
Contact Hoopes Vision today through their website or call 801-568-0200.