KAMRA Inlay

Introducing the KAMRA® Corneal Inlay

KAMRA corneal inlay. A mature woman sitting in garden at home and working on her laptop.Corneal Associates of New Jersey is pleased to be one of the few ophthalmology practices on the east coast to offer its patients the KAMRA corneal inlay for helping patients over 40 potentially see without reading glasses. KAMRA was designed to combat the effects of presbyopia, which occurs in almost everyone after 40 years of age.

Why Do I Lose My Near Vision as I Age?

In our 40s and 50s, we begin to experience the naturally frustrating effects of blurry near vision. Reading the newspaper, seeing the computer screen or sending a text message becomes a struggle. We end up depending more and more on reading glasses or contact lenses to see up close. This natural loss of reading vision is called presbyopia (prez-bee-OH-pee-ah), and it eventually affects all of us, even if we never needed vision correction before.

What Causes Presbyopia?

The eye’s natural lens is normally elastic and flexible. It works like a camera lens to automatically adjust and focus our vision. This lets you automatically switch your gaze from something near to something far away. Over time, the lens in your eye begins to stiffen. It can’t bend into the right shapes to bring close objects into clear focus. To compensate, you end up moving objects further away to help your eye to focus.

Presbyopia continues to progress over time. For example, someone who is 45 may only notice it when trying to read tiny print in low light. However, someone who is 50 may need to use reading glasses many times throughout the day. When the natural focusing ability of the eye diminishes, near vision becomes blurry.

How the KAMRA Inlay Helps

The KAMRA inlay treatment is an eye procedure that restores near vision and frees you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses. The KAMRA 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 — or pinhole — in the center.

The inlay uses this pinhole to focus light coming into the eye. This restores near vision while maintaining distance vision.

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 – or pinhole – in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye. The KAMRA inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, allowing you to see up close, while maintaining your distance vision in both eyes. Your non-KAMRA eye is left untouched. Working together, the eyes allow you to see near to far. This is unlike monovision laser vision correction, which corrects one eye for near and one eye for distance and does not last over time.

The benefits of the KAMRA corneal inlay include:

  • Restores everyday vision so you can see text messages, a computer screen and the time on your wrist watch, without the frustration of reading glasses
  • Provides a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones
  • Offers a long-term solution that will help you enjoy clear near vision over time

Schedule a Consultation Today!

To learn more, call Corneal Associates of New Jersey today at 973-439-EYES (3937) or request an appointment.