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If you're in your 40s or 50s, chances are you've experienced a common phenomenon. Say you're reading your favorite book or sending a text message to a friend. One day, you notice you cannot focus as well as you used to. The next, you find yourself holding your book or phone an entire arm's length away just to focus on the words!

Millions of Americans are experiencing exactly what we've described above. This common condition, called presbyopia, is an age-related refractive error. Other refractive errors, such as astigmatism and myopia, can occur anytime in life. Presbyopia is specifically the result of aging eyes.

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia occurs as the eye's natural lens loses flexibility. When we're young, the natural lens, located behind the colored part of the eye, is flexible. This allows it to accommodate near vision. As we age, the lens slowly loses its elasticity and flexibility. Without it, it becomes exceedingly difficult to focus on close objects.

What are the Treatments?

Generally, reading glasses are the first route of presbyopia correction. Reading glasses work well and they help many of our patients tremendously. However, the hassle is not worth it for many. Many people are frustrated with the constant "on again off again" routine that comes with reading glasses.

For a long time, presbyopia was only improved through the use of reading glasses. Luckily, times have changed. You now have more options than ever. If you're looking for a long-term presbyopia solution, the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay may be for you!

The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay

The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay was designed specifically to end the "on again off again" routine that comes along with reading glasses. If you're tired of constantly reaching for your reading glasses, the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is the answer.

The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay looks like a tiny, clear contact lens. This tiny inlay is implanted into the cornea. The Raindrop® Inlay, one implanted, helps to reshape the cornea. By reshaping the cornea, the Raindrop® Inlay aids in proper light refraction, allowing you to see clearly up close!

The Raindrop® Inlay is only implanted into one eye. This allows both eyes to work together, resulting in sharp near vision as well as distance vision.

The Raindrop® Procedure

The Raindrop® Inlay insertion procedure is extremely quick, often only taking 10 minutes. The procedure will take place right in our office. Your Stahl surgeon will begin by numbing the eye to eliminate discomfort.

The procedure starts when your surgeon creates a small incision in the first few layers of the cornea. The Raindrop® Inlay is then carefully positioned into the cornea. Once the Raindrop® Inlay is properly positioned, the incision will be smoothed over and requires no stitches!


Raindrop® Recovery

The recovery process after Raindrop® is incredibly easy. Many of our patients are able to return to work the following day. Vision will fluctuate for the first week or so as your eyes adjust and learn to work together. You should see full results after that adjustment period.

Want to know more about the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay? Interested in getting the procedure? Here's your first step: book a consultation with Stahl Eyecare Experts. Our highly skilled eye doctors will be able to determine whether or not the procedure is right for you, and go from there! Contact us at one of our locations in Garden City, Manhattan or Hauppauge today!