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.
"Dr. Waite and his staff are absolutely amazing! Best experience I could have hoped for! I am seeing better than 20/20 after just a couple days now. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is thinking about getting LASIK. They were so caring and professional, and really walk you through things the entire way. They answered all my questions and concerns, and explained things thoroughly to where the nerves were calmed and was just total excitement to leave the glasses behind!! Thank you guys, super grateful!"- J.S. / Google / Feb 02, 2019
"I have had astigmatism and needed glasses for roughly twenty years. My experience here was wonderful, and Doctor Waite and his team were a pleasure to get to know. The procedure was quick, painless, and I can see better now without my glasses than I ever could with. I am extremely pleased. Well worth it. ??"- S.R. / Google / Jan 29, 2019
"Very impressed with Dr. Waite and his staff. All were very professional and polite. They helped me go from seeing 20/100 to 20/15 with LASIK. Needless to say, I’m very pleased with my results."- E.B. / Google / Jan 29, 2019
"I have had severe amblyopia in my left eye since childhood and came to Dr Waite to see if lasik in that eye could help. His office has more progressive technology for testing than any other eye doctor I have ever seen. The tests were also a lot more comfortable than anything I’ve had before. What I really appreciated about Dr Waite was his open and upfront evaluation. He told me of two patients that had remarkably improved vision to their amblyopia but also advised me that mine had a much higher risk of showing no improvement. I felt good about it and went ahead. What surprised me the most is that my good eye went from 20/15 to 20/10 vision in just one month. I didn’t expect surgery in one eye to help improve the other! My facial recognition improved remarkably as well, and color and light are so much brighter in the eye with ambliopia. I’m excited to see how things continue to improve over the next year! Add all of that to the spa-like, framily experience all of the staff creates; I wouldn’t go anywhere else. This is absolutely the place to go if you want a deep and meaningful experience."- A.W. / Google / Jan 29, 2019
"Impressive office and staff! From day one Dr. Waite’s staff was prompt in responding to my referral, friendly, and professional. My initial consultation and following cross linking procedure from Dr. Waite was done with compassion and the highest skill set I’ve experienced. After my procedure I was fully “pampered” with recovery tools and clear instructions. To top it Dr. Waite provided unmatched white glove treatment by checking in with me daily and then weekly post procedure. If Google allowed 10 stars I would give them!"- D.K. / Google / Jan 18, 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.