How KAMRA Inlay Helps You Age Gracefully
Unlike many conditions, vision over 40, technically termed presbyopia, is unavoidable. You can develop issues with your near vision as you get older even if you’ve never needed corrective lenses. While the thought of reading glasses may seem daunting after a lifetime of never needing to so much as squint, accepting presbyopia is one part of aging gracefully. Accepting that this is your new reality will allow to adjust quickly and live more happily.
Another part of aging gracefully is considering the available solutions to a nagging problem. If you find out you are at risk of adult onset diabetes, you dramatically change your diet to change course. If you are told you have high blood pressure, you start taking medication to bring those levels down. And if you find out you have presbyopia you purchase reading glasses in a style that suits you and grow accustomed to the change. Another option is getting a KAMRA Inlay.
What are KAMRA Inlays?
KAMRA Inlays are the long term solution for presbyopia or vision over 40. Vision over 40 is an issue entirely separate from regular refractive errors that are not age-related like myopia or astigmatism. Those refractive errors can be treated with LASIK. LASIK does not address vision over 40. Presbyopia is caused by a loss of elasticity in the lens that hinders your eye’s ability to focus for near vision.
The inlay is inserted within the first few layers of the cornea and is much thinner than a contact lens. It is a small ring that helps focus the light entering the eye. Since the inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, you can maintain your long distance vision in both of your eyes while still being able to see things up close.
Take a Positive and Proactive Approach to Ageing and Presbyopia
Aging is inevitable. Presbyopia is unavoidable if you are destined to get it. So the best thing to do is to take a positive and proactive approach, whether that means buying a variety of styles of reading glasses to keep things fun or reading up a little on KAMRA inlays.
It may take some time to decide whether KAMRA inlays are right for you, but the proactive thing to do is take the time to learn about them and book a consultation with your ophthalmologist to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Once you have brushed up on the basic info about KAMRA inlays, your best source of information is an eye care professional who can perform an eye exam and see whether you would get the best possible outcome.
The procedure itself takes less than 20 minutes. You are awake during this time, but your doctor applies numbing drops to your eyes so that you do not feel anything aside from a slight pressure while the KAMRA inlay is being applied. You cannot drive yourself home after this procedure, so it is important to make transportation arrangements beforehand.
While prices vary, KAMRA inlays can go from between $4,000 to $5,000. It is a pricey procedure, and likely not covered by most insurance plans, so affording the procedure will require some planning and prioritizing.
Take the time to learn more about the procedure by speaking to one of our KAMRA inlay experts at Frantz Eye Care. We have offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres, and Punta Gorda. A member of our dedicated eye care team would be happy to chat with you about the KAMRA inlay solution. Give us a call to book an appointment today.