Presbyopia is the most common eye condition in Australia, and affects many people over the age of 45. The symptoms include difficulty seeing near objects - such as newspapers and websites - while your long distance vision remains fine.
It's a natural result of aging, as the lens in your eye loses its elasticity—its ability to flex to focus on close objects as well as far away ones.
Now, however, there's a more advanced option for restoring everyday near vision now available in Australia. AcuFocus has invested in over 10 years of research and development into the KAMRA inlay which is a simple, reversible surgical procedure that corrects presbyopia, or the need to wear reading glasses.
Smaller than a contact lens, the KAMRA Inlay is a device implanted in the eye to treat presbyopia or reduce the need to wear reading glasses.
The KAMRA Inlay utilises a principle similar to photography called depth of focus. The benefit of this technology is a broader range of clarity of focus—near, far and in between.
The KAMRA inlay is an opaque circular micro-disc with a small opening (1.6 mm) in the center. It is much smaller than a contact lens and lighter than a grain of salt—the actual size is just 3.8 mm in diameter!
When placed in the cornea, the small opening in the center of the KAMRA inlay blocks unfocused light and only allows focused light to reach the retina. With focused light rays, you can enjoy a wider range of improved vision for all distances near, far and in between. The small-aperture technology is a superior alternative to options that use a multi-focal approach.
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Of course, the KAMRA inlay does not reduce your field of vision as your closed up fist does. In fact, the inlay is able to restore near and intermediate vision while maintaining distance vision. Thousands of tiny perforations along the surface of the inlay help your cornea stay healthy.
Imagine if everything you looked at close up had the same clarity as your long distance sight. Now, you can imagine what life with the KAMRA inlay could be.
The KAMRA inlay will not be suitable for everyone and a thorough eye examination is required to determine the best treatment option for your eyes. For specific medical details, please contact us.
Take the next step to visual freedom today!
If you would like to discuss your options for treating presbyopia that are available to you today, please call us on 1300 NU EYES (1300 683 937), or book online for your free laser vision assessment.