Imagine reading your favorite book on a beautiful night in Manhattan. Maybe your book is really funny or the latest hot drama series. Regardless of the genre, you’re never really more at peace than you are when you can just sit down and enjoy a good book. (Unless you haven’t finished binge-watching that show on Netflix, then do that first!) Unfortunately, over time your eyes can start to go blurry. Your favorite novel has become harder and harder to read over the years. It may seem like you need to hold your book out at an arm’s length to focus on the words. This condition, known as presbyopia, can make that peaceful moment a little less peaceful.
In today’s amazing world of ever-changing and expanding technology, we can correct such conditions with simple surgeries. Let’s take a look Raindrop® surgery and what it can do to correct the effects of presbyopia.
What Is Presbyopia?
In the simplest terms, presbyopia occurs when the lens of your eye loses its flexibility. When you are young, this lens, which sits behind the colored part of your eye, is extremely elastic and flexible. This allows you to see objects up close with relative ease.
However, as you start aging, this flexibility starts to disappear, making it harder for you to see things up close. Most people start to notice the effects of presbyopia somewhere between the ages of 40 and 50. The sad truth is that presbyopia is practically inescapable. It has been estimated that by 2020, 2.1 billion people across the world with have some level of presbyopia. However, even though many of us will experience this in our lives, we still have a chance to enjoy a life relatively free from reading glasses.
How Do You Treat Presbyopia?
Traditionally, presbyopia has been treated by using simple reading glasses. For most, these are enough to get the job done. However, reading glasses can feel like a hassle for some people. Many feel that constantly taking off and putting on their reading glasses isn’t worth the benefit they receive.
There are other types of glasses you can use, such as bifocals and progressive lens glasses. These still would require some maintenance, not to mention they can easily be dropped or damaged. Overall, many people living with presbyopia find wearable corrections to be too much of an annoyance. Luckily, if you are one of these people, the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay has you covered!
What Is the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay?
The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is the solution for people who want to correct their presbyopia without glasses! During a quick surgical procedure, the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is placed into the cornea by one of our qualified surgeons. The inlay is only placed in one eye, allowing you to keep your distance vision well intact. The purpose of implanting this into your eye is to reshape the cornea, allowing for proper light refraction. Simply put, your eyes will have an easier time seeing up close! The best part about Raindrop® surgery? How quick it really is! Your presbyopia surgeon will be able to give you clearer vision in less than 15 minutes.
What Is Recovery from Raindrop® Surgery Like?
Recovery from Raindrop® implantation surgery is as simple as it comes! Most people are able to resume their normal activities the day after surgery. Vision will most likely fluctuate during the first week after implantation as your eyes learn to work in unison. Once this time period has passed, you can fully enjoy that favorite book of yours on a beautiful Manhattan night.
Stahl Eye Experts in Manhattan are ready, willing and excited to help you improve your near vision. If you think you could be a candidate for Raindrop® surgery and would like to speak with a presbyopia surgeon, schedule an appointment at our Manhattan office today!