About Corneal Inlays
Specifically designed to treat “after age 45 vision” or presbyopia, the Kamra inlay negates the need for readers and bifocals. The Kamra inlay functions using the “pinhole” effect making distance and near objects easier to see clearly. It is smaller and thinner than a contact lens and is placed in the cornea, where it provides a natural range of vision. It only needs to be placed in one eye for best results. Our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Aaron Waite, goes out of his way to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision on how to approach your changing vision needs. By adjusting your depth of focus and returning near vision, our inlay treatment can deliver a lasting solution for patients with presbyopia. Visit Waite Vision in Lehi, UT to find out if you are a candidate for corneal inlays by Kamra.
The AcuFocus KAMRA inlay is a ring positioned in the cornea, the eye's outer surface. Similar to how a small aperture in a camera helps increase the depth of focus in a picture, the corneal inlay increases your ability to see objects up close without losing distance vision. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay has an opening, or pinhole, in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye.
"In January I found out i had cataracts, & they made my vision pretty bad. Everything was blurry, even wearing my glasses didn’t help. In February I went into Waite vision for a consultation & had both my eyes checked. I was able to have cataract surgery on both my eyes. It has made a tremendous difference in how I can see. My vision is better now, than it ever has been. The staff & Dr Waite are so personable, & treat you like family. Dr Waite explained the whole process of my cataract surgery, while he was doing it. He made me feel comfortable during the whole procedure. I would highly recommend going to Waite vision."- I.S. / Google / Apr 20, 2019
"Went to Dr. Waite for kerataconus, his staff is extremely friendly and its not the typical dull office feeling you get when visiting a doctor. I had epi-off cross linking done on both eyes, the procedure itself is completely painless and recovery although painful is manageable. My vision was back to usable within a week and back to how it was prior to the procedure within a month. If you are considering getting cross linking done or have been recently diagnosed with kerataconus I would highly recommend Waite Vision."- K.W. / Google / Apr 18, 2019
"My vision was not well enough to read without wearing a pair of reading glasses. I had my vision screened for lasik correction and was not a candidate. Two years later, I had a vision screening at Waite Vision and learned that my vision could be improved with a refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery. I had my vision corrected and now I am able to see without ever putting on a pair of reading glasses! I received incredible care by Dr. Waite and his staff. I am so grateful to Dr. Waite to be able to see clearly. My results are better than I expected. I rate Dr. Waite five star for his skill, knowledge, and great professionalism."- K.M. / Google / Apr 15, 2019
"I absolutely love love love! Waite Vision and I am so happy I decided to go see Dr. Waite. When I decided to go get laser correction they had told me I was not a candidate where I had previously gone, but then I heard of Waite vision and decided to go give it a try and I do not regret it one bit! Dr. Waite took care of me vision and now I am seeing better than I hoped, I highly recommend Waite vision to anyone!"- A.A. / Google / Apr 12, 2019
"Spectacular!I am so pleased with the results of my recent surgery. No more multiple back-up readers, wondering where I set them down, etc. etc.My biggest problem was remembering I didn't need to put my readers on (or find them) when I sat down at a computer or picked up my phone or q book! I can order dinner at a restaurant once again, without dredging the readers out, which I could not do at most places before.Dr. Waite and his staff are professional and courteous but beyond that knowledgeable and highly skilled. This is an amazing procedure I would highly recommend through Waite Vision."- C.S. / Google / Apr 11, 2019
More than a billion people have presbyopia worldwide according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. That is a lot of reading glasses! Ideal candidates for corneal inlays are between 45 – 60 years old and have difficulty reading small print or seeing near objects, both of which require wearing reading glasses.
Corneal inlays are performed as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Waite will administer a local anesthetic (numbing drops) into your nondominant eye. Your corneal inlay will be implanted just beneath the surface of one eye to improve near vision while still sustaining crisp distance vision. The entire inlay procedure should take about 10 minutes. Dr. Waite will discuss the pros and cons of each type of inlay, to determine the best solution for your individual lifestyle needs.
What to Expect
You can expect to have better vision within a week after your surgery and continued improvement over 2 – 6 months. It is very important to keep all your post-procedure appointments with at Waite Vision, so that we can document and discuss your progress.
Corneal inlay procedures are generally considered elective and may not be covered by your insurance policy. However, Waite Vision can assist you in improving the quality of your life by accepting major credit cards and health savings accounts (HSAs). We also offer easy financing plans starting as low as $99 per month. Ask a team member to learn more about the multiple payment options available.
The one-time cost of corneal inlays is far less than the cumulative recurring expense of glasses or contact lenses. You’ll immediately discover the significant improvement in the quality of your life when you’re free of glasses or contacts. Think of the value of waking up in the morning, seeing your alarm clock clearly and conquering the day without the continual need to search for your glasses. Picture the ability to go camping, swimming, skiing, hunting, on vacation, or to the gym without the fuss of contacts or glasses. The benefits are endless. The value offered by corneal inlays is much greater than the dollar amount invested.
Reduce the Reliance On Readers
If you would like to learn more about cornea inlays, please call and schedule a consultation at Waite Vision. We will discuss your symptoms, go over your personal and family medical histories, and see if you can benefit from presbyopia correction with a corneal inlay.