KAMRA® Reading Vision

In the United States, nearly 114 million people over the age of 40 are affected with a frustrating natural eye condition called presbyopia, which reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects and results in blurry vision. Dr. Mitchell Jackson is one of only two ophthalmologists in Illinois to offer FDA-approved KAMRA® Reading Vision as a treatment option for presbyopia.

About KAMRA® Reading Vision

KAMRA® Reading Vision is an advanced FDA-approved procedure that has been used successfully across the world in over 20,000 patients. It is a simple surgery that can restore your near vision and free you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses.

The KAMRA® inlay is typically placed in your nondominant eye, while the other eye is left untouched. The inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA® inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye, restores everyday vision, and provides a natural range of sight—from near to far without blurry zones.

The KAMRA® inlay restores blurry near vision by blocking unfocused light.

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BEFORE: Near vision becomes blurry as the lens gradually loses its ability to focus.

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AFTER: The KAMRA® inlay restores near vision by blocking unfocused light.

 

How the KAMRA® Inlay works

The KAMRA® inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light into the eye. The KAMRA® inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, while the non-KAMRA® eye is left untouched. Together your eyes work to see near and far. The KAMRA® inlay will help restore everyday vision and provide a natural range of sight—from near to far without blurry zones.

This approach is different from monovision laser vision correction, which corrects one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision. However, the results for monovision laser vision correction do not last over time, and your vision will start to worsen.

KAMRA inlay compared to a contact lens

Size of the KAMRA® inlay compared to a contact lens