Frustrated by constantly having to reach for Reading Glasses?
Reading Vision / Near Vision Correction in San Antonio!
The corneal inlay treatment is an eye procedure that restores near vision and may free you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses.
What is Presbyopia?
As we age, blurry near vision is one of the first things we may notice. Reading glasses become a constant companion for many people. You might need to hold the newspaper far away to be able to focus on the words or have trouble reading text messages on your phone. This blurry vision, or near vision loss, is called presbyopia (prez-bee-OH-peeah), and it eventually happens to everyone.
Is There Treatment Available for Presbyopia?
Historically, many people have had to adapt to presbyopia by using reading glasses or getting bifocals. However, there is new FDA approved technology that has helped people all over the world get rid of reading glasses! The KAMRA corneal inlay treatment was created specifically to address presbyopia. It restores your near vision and allows you to read again without losing your distance vision.
Greg Parkhurst, MD is the first surgeon to bring this advanced technology to San Antonio! He has performed corneal inlay procedures for the past 4 years, some of which have been in clinical trials with the FDA during that time. He is recognized as a subject matter expert in presbyopia treatments and corneal inlays, having presented on the procedures worldwide and written several industry articles about the various technologies to help people see better up close.
How Does the Corneal Inlay Work?
The corneal inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, this advanced technology corneal inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining your distance vision. This is an in-office procedure and is generally performed on one eye. It takes about 15 minutes and most people can read better within a day.
With the corneal inlay, you are able to see up close again. Read text messages, a computer screen, or the time on your watch, without reading glasses.
Who Is a Candidate for a Corneal Inlay?
Dr. Parkhurst performs a FREE Near Vision Correction Consultation. He first uses new eye-scanning technology to determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure and will discuss with you how it could improve your vision. The corneal inlay and other advanced vision correction options may be ideal for anyone who wants to reduce their dependency on reading glasses, and who meet all medical criteria.
What other options do I have to correct my presbyopia?
Another popular treatment option is called Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), or lens replacement. This addresses presbyopia at its source – the natural eye lens. RLE replaces your eye’s dysfunctional lens with a new lens to achieve sharper focus. This reduces or eliminates your need for readers or bifocals at both long distances and near.
RLE Benefits include:
- Effectively treats farsightedness, even in extreme cases
- Multifocal lenses allow you to see both near and far with the same eye
- A permanent replacement for your dysfunctional natural lens, designed to last the rest of your life
- Prevents cataracts