Many over the age of 40 may experience changes in their vision and as a result they are becoming more dependent on reading. Symptoms may include having difficulty seeing up-close to read an email, text, menu or if you catch yourself holding books and newspapers at arm’s length to be able to read them. A basic eye exam can diagnose specific vision concerns and confirm if you have presbyopia, which is very common for people in their 40’s.
According to Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI), Presbyopia is estimated to affect approximately 1.7 billion people worldwide. In the US alone, there are more than 152 million people over the age of 40, of which approximately 65%, or 99 million, use some form of vision correction. “This increase is a result from our aging baby boomer generation,” says Dr. Stewart Shofner.
What if there was another option to read your emails without your reading glasses? The new Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is designed to improve near vision so you can once again see fine print, menus and your phone without reading glasses.
Raindrop is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision. Raindrop is incredibly small – about the size of a pinhead and less than half the thickness of a human hair – and is bioengineered to mimic the natural cornea. The outpatient procedure takes about 10-minutes and patients go back to most of their daily activities the next day.
In the FDA clinical study, within one week after the procedure patients on average gained 5 lines of near vision on an eye chart without the need for reading glasses. Their vision continued to improve over the next several weeks and months.1
“We’ve been following this remarkable Raindrop technology for some time, and I think it is a very effective solution designed for people who want to reduce or eliminate their reading glasses,”said Dr. Shofner. “If you’re frustrated with the inability to see close-up, there’s nothing to lose except your reading glasses.”
If you or a loved one would like more information about Raindrop Near Vision Inlay or other vision correction treatments contact Shofner Vision Center at (615) 340-4733 or online. Shofner Vision Center is also offering a complimentary Raindrop® screening now thru Dec 31, 2017, schedule yours today.
1 Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Prescribing Label, ReVision Optics, Inc.
Please see Professional Use Information and/or Patient Information Brochure for a complete list of Potential Risks, Warnings and Precautions. www.raindropinlay.com