A: The lens in your eye is made to be flexible, but over time, the lens stiffens. As a result, the lens can’t bend into the correct shape to bring nearby objects into clear focus. To compensate for this, you hold objects farther away in order to be the right distance to focus. This explains why you hold reading materials at arm’s distance. The medical word for this is presbyopia (prez-bee-‘O-pee-uh), and everyone eventually experiences it.
Q: What other presbyopic treatments are available?
A: The most common treatments for presbyopia in the United States are reading glasses and contact lenses. You can also have monovision laser vision correction. These choices all have elements of compromise. There are inconveniences to reading glasses and contacts, and they need to be updated as your vision prescription changes. The monovision laser correction surgery that treats one eye for distance vision and one eye for near vision sacrifices your distance vision for clear close-up vision as well as depth perception. Or, you can have both eyes treated together for distance vision.
Q: What is KAMRA® Reading Vision?
A: KAMRA® Reading Vision is a procedure that restores your near vision and frees you from the continual frustrations and burden of reading glasses.
Q: Who can benefit from KAMRA® Reading Vision?
A: KAMRA® Reading Vision is ideally suited for active people who want to decrease their need for reading glasses and who meet all the medical criteria. It is important to remember that additional magnification may be necessary for reading tiny print, for seeing in dim light, or for performing a close-up task over a long time period.