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What is Reading Vision?

As people age, it is not uncommon to experience a decline in near vision. Specifically, near vision becomes blurry, making it difficult to read a newspaper or read messages on a phone. Some people notice that they need to hold their book farther away than usual to focus on the words. This blurry near vision is caused by an extremely common condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia is an age-related refractive error that typically begins in a person’s 40’s and 50’s.

About Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a normal part of aging and happens to almost everyone. The natural lens inside of the eye, responsible for focusing light onto the retina, is normally flexible. This flexibility allows the eye to move to accommodate the close range. With natural aging, this lens loses its elasticity, becoming less flexible and unable to accommodate near vision.

Until recently with advances in technology, most people would manage the effects of presbyopia using reading glasses. However, it can be frustrating to need to reach for a pair of reading glasses many times a day. For those who find reading glasses inconvenient, the KAMRA® or Raindrop® inlays may be a solution to consider.

What is Raindrop®?

The Raindrop® inlay is a transparent, hydrogel inlay that is implanted just beneath the surface of the cornea in the non-dominant eye. The inlay gently creates a shape change of the cornea that improves a patient’s near vision reducing the need for reading glasses.

Read More About Reading Vision Correcting Inlays.

What is KAMRA®?

The KAMRA® corneal inlay is a tiny, donut-shaped ring that is implanted into the cornea. This tiny device utilizes the “pinhole effect”, allowing only focused light to enter the eye. The KAMRA® inlay is implanted into only one eye, allowing for near vision without losing intermediate and distance vision.

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LASIK , or Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a surgical procedure that is designed to reduce your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. Here at Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd., our LASIK surgeons use the latest in laser vision correction technology to ensure each patient receives optimal results.
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As leaders in the field of ophthalmology, we were among the first in the area to offer the advanced Alcon LenSx laser platform for cataract surgery. This exciting new technology allows our skilled ophthalmologists to make incredibly precise modifications, enhancing the patient experience.
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Traditionally, presbyopia, which happens to all of us as we age, has always meant glasses for clear reading vision. It's a condition not even correctable by laser vision correction. Luckily, there is an option. Refractive lens exchange allows patients a clear alternative to reading glasses and is capable of reducing or eliminating presbyopia by using an advanced multifocal intraocular lens.
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Keratoconus describes a cornea that weakens as collagen fibers deteriorate, causing the cornea to adapt a cone-like shape. Keratoconus can cause blurred vision, light sensitivity, glares, and decreased night vision. In its early stages, keratoconus may be treated with the use of prescription glasses or contact lenses.  Keratoconus is also one of the most common reasons for corneal transplant, and one of the most successful. call any of our offices and ask to speak to the Vision Correction Surgical Coordinator, or use the contact form below.
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It's estimated that a million or more Americans have glaucoma and don't even know it.  People with glaucoma often do not experience any symptoms until they begin losing their peripheral vision. One of the scariest things about glaucoma is that it usually has no symptoms in the early stages, earning glaucoma the name "silent thief of sight." Anyone can be at risk, so it's important to have your vision regularly examined.
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At Chicago Cornea Consultants, our doctors take great care in maintaining ocular health for our patients. However, a number of our patients voice concerns regarding soft lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other regions of the face. We have responded by introducing cosmetic procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic through our Chicago practice.
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Loss of near vision, or presbyopia, happens when your natural lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change your focus to see objects up close.  It affects most people in their 40s and early 50s. The hassle and inconvenience of readers is driving many patients to look for a better way to improve their near vision without glasses. The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a simple solution to presbyopia. This innovative and unique procedure is an effective alternative to the hassle of readers. Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a minimally invasive and long term solution to improve near vision without glasses.
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Contact lenses are medical devices which interact directly with the ocular surface of the eye. At Chicago Cornea Consultants, we provide exceptional care to ensure that you obtain the best possible vision with contact lenses that fit appropriately and maximize health benefits.
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