Trouble reading up close? Over 40?

Published on: April 10, 2014 | By: Dr. Jeff Goodhew

As we progress through our 40’s many of us have trouble reading up close. This is due to the natural aging process of the eye. The lens inside the eye becomes less flexible and losses it’s ability to focus up close. We call this presbyopia. We help our patients at this stage of their lives with reading glasses or contact lenses. Both of which provide good options for near vision.

Recently, Drs. Jeff & Tina Goodhew attended a seminar hosted by TLC. TLC is North America’s largest laser vision correction company. The have 6 centres in Canada.

The two centres in Canada recently began implanting a device called the Kamra inlay. The Kamra inlay pictured below (next to a contact lens for size reference) is surgically inserted into the cornea of the non-dominant eye.

kamra image

This allows the eye with the inlay to not only see far away but to view close objects as well.

The inlay uses an optical effect called of depth of focus. By focusing the light through the small opening it increases the range of clear vision to encompass objects far away and up close.

The picture below is the inlay implanted into a cornea with simulated light passing through the small opening.

kamra in the eye

If you are over 40 and struggling to read, don’t hesitate to talk to one of the doctors at Abbey Eye Care to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.