Tired of having to rely on reading glasses or bifocals when trying to read your morning paper or a good book? What if there were a procedure that could help you get rid of those reading glasses or bifocals for good, and ensure that you enjoy comfortable, glasses-free reading for many years to come? KAMRA Vision is just such a procedure! KAMRA Vision is the latest cutting edge reading vision procedure, allowing patients to read and perform close-up tasks without the need for bifocals or reading glasses at all.
Dr. Pamela Schmitz, OD explains, “This revolutionary procedure works by creating a tiny pocket, often called a “corneal flap,” in the cornea, using the same type of laser that is used for advanced custom LASIK. The KAMRA corneal inlay is then inserted into the corneal flap, where it will be able to help you read comfortably for many years to come. This remarkable device is a mere 3.8 mm in diameter with a 1.6 mm central opening and is an astonishing 5 microns thick (for comparison, a human hair is 40-50 microns thick). The tiny central opening of the KAMRA inlay helps increase your depth of vision, meaning that it increases your ability to see both near and far.”
A number of procedures are available to those who suffer from presbyopia and want to trash their bifocals or reading glasses. Traditionally, the way eye doctors have preserved a patient’s ability to read after LASIK has been a method called, “monovision,” or “blended vision,” in which one eye is left slightly nearsighted, in order to facilitate close work and reading more easily. However, monovision is really just a compromise in which near vision is maintained and promoted at the expense of distance vision. The more near vision is maintained and promoted, the worse distance vision becomes. Monovision can also sometimes cause the patient to experience a sense of dizziness and increased night glare. Another type of treatment, called “multifocal ablations,” can provide both near and far sight correction in both eyes, but may be difficult for some people to adjust to. Furthermore, multifocal ablations are hard to reverse if a person does not take well to them.
Dr. Jeffery J. Machat MD, the chief medical officer of Crystal Clear Vision Canada Inc. comments, “At age 50, my arms became too short, no amount of light would bring clarity to a menu, and the font on my iPhone increased again – I suddenly felt old and needed readers. After more than two decades of helping people see better with LASIK, it was my turn to have a procedure to improve my vision. In August 2012, I underwent the 5 minute KAMRA reading vision procedure. A small laser pocket was made in my cornea of my non-dominant left eye. The ultra thin disc shaped KAMRA inlay was then inserted and centered over my visual axis. The KAMRA inlay is 3.8mm in diameter and has a 1.6mm central opening, which works like the F Stop on a camera, increasing my depth of focus. As both a surgeon and a patient, I can genuinely understand the concerns of my patients and how KAMRA can change their life. I love that I never need to carry or use readers. I feel young again.”
The KAMRA Vision Procedure is approved in Canada.
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