BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Presbyopia is a condition of aging which occurs when we lose the ability to see up close. After age 40, reading a menu or small print becomes difficult. It is estimated more than 114 million people in the United States have presbyopia. Cohen Laser and Vision Center of Boca Raton is introducing the KAMRA corneal inlay to South Florida. This advanced solution for presbyopia is helping people reduce the frustration of wearing reading glasses.
“Every day I have patients begging me to help them get rid of their reading glasses. Now, after more than 30 years in practice I can finally offer them a solution that not only improves their reading vision but maintains their distance vision as well,” said Dr. G. Richard Cohen, Medical Director at Cohen Laser & Vision Center of Boca Raton. “The KAMRA inlay is an outstanding option for these patients.”
The KAMRA inlay is a tiny mini-ring, smaller and thinner than a contact lens, with an opening—or pinhole—in the center. The inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea, and uses the pinhole to focus light coming into the eye. When only focused light enters your eye, you can see clearly up close while maintaining your distance vision.
“Recently, we did a KAMRA inlay procedure on Dawn, a medical/surgical technician. Dawn had no issues seeing her patients in the waiting room, but it was increasingly hard for her to see her patients’ medical records on the computer, prescription labels and the suturing needles for surgical instruments. She was constantly taking her glasses on and off, and if she forgot them, she would struggle to get through her daily routine,” said Dr. Cohen. “Since having the KAMRA inlay procedure, Dawn now sees great! She is glasses free and sees like a 20-year-old.”
Presbyopia, a frustratingly natural eye condition, reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects. This condition occurs when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects. Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years, usually becoming noticeable in the early to mid-40s. Presbyopia is not a disease and it cannot be prevented. In the past, presbyopic patients had to rely on reading glasses or monovision to improve their near vision. Both alternatives have significant compromises.
To find out if the KAMRA inlay is right for you, Dr. Cohen recommends asking your eye doctor the following questions:
- Do I have presbyopia or some other condition?
- What are my presbyopia treatment options?
- Are there options other than reading glasses and contact lenses?
Please visit www.KAMRA.com for more information on presbyopia and the KAMRA inlay.
About the Cohen Laser & Vision Center
The Cohen Laser and Vision Center is a state-of-the-art eye care facility located just off I-95 in Boca Raton, Florida. Since 1985, G. Richard Cohen, MD, a Board-Certified Cornea Specialist, has been our medical director and head LASIK eye surgeon. Dr. Cohen has been providing Floridians and patients across the United States and around the World with world-class eye care. The Center specializes in LASIK, custom LASIK, the KAMRA corneal inlay, IntraLase®, Keratoconus, dry eyes, laser cataract surgery, intraocular lens implants, and other vision correction procedures. To make an appointment, please contact http://www.cohenlaser.com toll free: 1-877-COHENEYE (1-877-264-36393).