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Reading Vision / Presbyopia Correction


Are you tired of reading glasses? Hayden Vision - American Eye Institute is pleased to be the first practice in our region to offer the advanced treatment for presbyopia - the KAMRA Inlay!

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is an age-related condition that causes blurred near vision. It typically starts at around age 40 and affects everyone, even those who've never had vision problems before. During the onset of presbyopia, you may begin to squint or hold reading materials at arm's length to help your eyes focus. Eye strain, headache and fatigue are also common symptoms of presbyopia.

As we age, the lens becomes harder and less elastic, making it more difficult for the eye to focus on close objects. Up until now the primary treatment for presbyopia was corrected with the use ofread glasses or bifocal eyeglasses. With today's advanced technology, a new option is now available. Introducing the KAMRA Inlay.

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What is the KAMRA Inlay?

The KAMRA inlay is an implantable corneal inlay that is much like an implantable contact lens. The KAMRA Inlay was FDA approved for use in the United States in the Spring of 2015, but has been used in the European Union since 2010 with great results. The KAMRA Inlay was designed specifically for the treatment of presbyopia. This tiny, donut shaped device is implanted into the cornea, and acting much like a camera, focuses light onto the retina.


The KAMRA inlay is approximately 3.8 mm in diameter, with an aperture of 1.6 mm, and weighs less than a grain of salt. In addition, the KAMRA Inlay contains thousands of laser-cut micro perforations that allow your cornea to continue functioning normally after implantation. This advanced technology is making reading glasses a thing of the past.

How does the KAMRA Inlay Work?

The KAMRA Inlay is implanted into only one eye. The tiny opening on the center of the KAMRA Inlay works to focus light on the retina, allowing for sharp and clear close up vision, while the eye without the inlay maintains distance vision.

The Procedure

The actual surgery that is involved with implanting the KAMRA corneal inlay is much like LASIK. The surgeon will use a laser to create a flap in the surface of the cornea. Once the interior of the cornea is exposed, the KAMRA Inlay will be placed so that the pupil is looking through the center. Once correctly placed, the flap is repositioned, creating a natural “bandage”. Once the KAMRA Inlay is placed, it adheres to the interior of the cornea and will not be able to move around.

Recovery time with the KAMRA Inlay procedure depends on each individual. Full recovery can take anywhere from a couple weeks to a month, and for some even longer. Side effects are generally mild, and are the same that you would experience with LASIK. Watery eyes, sensitivity to light, and the feeling of dry eyes are common and will subside.

If your up close vision has been declining, or if you are tired of having to reach for your reading glasses to read a label, don’t wait! Schedule a consultation today!

Contact us at Hayden Vision - American Eye Institute today to learn more about how the KAMRA Inlay treatment for presbyopia can change your perspective.