Reading Vision Correction
2 Alternatives to Reading Glasses
Why You Need Reading Glasses – What is “Presbyopia”?
Most people over age of 40 find themselves needing to wear reading glasses to see up close. This is due to the naturally-occurring vision condition called presbyopia where the eye lens becomes less flexible over time, making it increasingly difficult to read without glasses. Even people with 20/20 distance vision will develop presbyopia. Many people actually seek out LASIK care when they become dependent on reading correction for their close and computer activities.
Laser Institute offers two options to improve your reading vision:
- Monovision LASIK Procedure
- Monovision LASIK enhanced by the KAMRA™ Corneal Inlay
When we are younger, LASIK vision correction is performed to correct primarily distance vision needs. As we become presbyopic, we can modify the LASIK procedure so that it corrects one eye for distance vision and one eye for near vision. The eyes then work together to provide a full range of vision at all distances. Monovision is a tried and true approach for reading needs that dates back to even before LASIK, as it was (and is) used by many contact lens doctors.
Monovision Plus: KAMRA™ Inlay
CorrectVision Laser Institute is Broward County’s leading performer of Monvision Plus featuring the KAMRA Corneal Inlay. In fact, the first several KAMRA inlays in Broward County were implanted by Dr. Jeffrey Robin at CorrectVision.
Monovision Plus involves Monovision LASIK enhanced by the KAMRA Corneal Inlay. KAMRA is an FDA-approved device that corrects near vision while maximizing distance vision. The microscopic inlay is placed within the deeper layers of the cornea (the clear front of the eye) of your non-dominant eye. The inlay has a pinhole opening in the center to control how light enters the eye so improved close up vision can be achieved without affecting distance vision. Additionally, since it works via a pinhole effect, the KAMRA Inlay maintains its effect even as we get older!
The procedure is painless and takes approximately 20 minutes.
Most patients will have LASIK at the same time the KAMRA inlay is placed.
Lasers (no blades!!) are used for all aspects of LASIK and KAMRA procedures at
CorrectVision Laser Institute!
Benefits of the KAMRA Inlay
- Reduced dependence on reading glasses
- Distance vision is not compromised
- Most patients resume normal activities within 24-48 hours
- Reading vision improvement is maintained even as we get older
- Removable, if necessary
Full vision improvement may take several months to one year.
Potential Risks of the KAMRA Inlay
All of the potential risks will be discussed with you in depth.
Some vision disturbances are temporary; risks may include:
- Dry eye
- Halos or glare
- Blurry or double vision
- Contrast sensitivity
- Burning or pain
- Infection or inflammation
- Need for reading glasses after surgery
To find out if you are a good candidate for reading vision correction in South Florida, we offer free Consultations to assess your eye health. Find out if you could reduce or eliminate your dependence on reading glasses. Schedule your appointment today!