Near Vision Loss in Rochester, NY

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Near Vision & Reading Vision Loss

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 is 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 us automatically switch our 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, enlarging the font on your phone and eventually needing reading glasses to see things clearly once again.

Presbyopia continues to progress over time. For example, someone who is 42 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.

Presbyopia vision example


Normal Vision

How to correct Reading Vision?

In the past, reading glasses were the only option to correct near vision loss and improve reading vision. Now, Cornerstone Eye Associates has invested in  amazing technology that can allow you independence from reading glasses and see clearly close up once again.

KAMRA Inlay for Near Vision correction!

Kamra Inlays in Rochester, NY

The KAMRA Inlay is an eye procedure that restores near vision and frees you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses. It is ideal for active people looking to no longer depend on reading glasses or contact lenses for their everyday activities.

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.

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, providing a natural range of vision without blurry zones.