Corneal Inlays (Treatment for Presbyopia, KAMRA) – Northern Utah, Salt Lake City, Lehi, Utah

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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.

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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Procedure Technique

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.

Procedure Cost

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.

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