As we get older, we lose our near vision. The technical term for this loss of crispness of our near vision, as we get older is “presbyopia”. It’s a natural process that happens to everyone, usually from their mid-40s, even if you have previously had laser vision correction. It is estimated that more than 1.7 billion people around the world experience presbyopia; it’s simply part of the ageing process.
Everyday tasks from reading the paper or text message, checking a price tag or food menu become a struggle. Traditionally, most people with presbyopia use reading glasses to improve their near vision but with reading glasses come numerous vision and lifestyle constraints.
This is the unique benefit of this revolutionary treatment. With KAMRA Vision comes freedom and convenience. The restoration of near vision means no more dependency on reading glasses.
The lens in the eye is stretchy and flexible. To create a sharp image, light rays pass through the lens in a cone shape that converges at a single point on the retina. Muscles surrounding the lens continually bend its shape so you can focus on objects near, far and in-between.
As we get older the lens material stiffens. It cannot bend into the right shapes to make the focal point land on the retina and bring close objects into focus. To compensate, we end up moving objects and holding at arm’s length to better focus.
The KAMRA inlay is a tiny ring with an opening in the centre. It rests under the surface of your cornea over the centre of your pupil. The KAMRA inlay corrects presbyopia by narrowing the opening that permits light rays to enter the eye. The KAMRA inlay repositions the focal point back on the surface of the retina to achieve crisp, sharp vision. The inlay itself is only 3.8 mm in diameter. It is smaller than a contact lens and weighs less than a grain of salt.
The actual procedure is painless and takes, on average, less than 10 minutes. Patients can resume most activities the very next day, free of the dependency on reading glasses. The level of near vision improvement varies from individual to individual but on average candidates can expect near vision to improve three lines or more.
The result is long-lasting, clear vision; near, far and in between. More than 14,000 KAMRA inlay procedures have been performed to date which means it’s also proven to be effective.
The images above illustrate the size of text that candidates were able to read before and after the KAMRA inlay.
KAMRA Vision has been in development for over a decade and means life-changing benefits for those who are dependent on reading glasses.