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Raindrop Near Vision Inlay

If you’ve reached the point where you are unable to read close targets and are compensating by extending your reading material to arm's length,  you may want to consider your visual options. While reading glasses are a low cost and an accessible solution for many patients, there’s no denying the frustrating on-off hassle and constant struggle to locate them!

Raindrop Near Vision Inlays (“Raindrop”) offer a long-term, effective solution to near vision loss caused by the aging process called Presbyopia. Raindrop is a small, transparent, curved disc called a corneal inlay. It’s made of approximately 80% water and from similar material to soft contact lenses. The inlay is implanted in the non-dominant eye, during a ten minute procedure where the surgeon will create a flap in the cornea with a laser. The Inlay is then implanted into the middle layer of the cornea, reshaping the eye and improving near and intermediate vision. This procedure does not require stitches as the eye will heal naturally. According to Raindrop Near Vision website, “the results were still impressive after two years, as most patients were able to see everyday items without the help of readers, 98% of patients could read a newspaper again (20/40 or better at a near distance) and 76% could read an email on screen (20/25 or better at an intermediate distance, also known as computer vision).”

To be evaluated for the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, contact our office at 310-734-3446 or visit our website to book an appointment.

Dr. Kambiz Silani & Alexa Bolden Chief Clinical Director & Student Doctor

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