The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay works by gently changing the curvature of your cornea to improve your near vision.
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is FDA approved for the treatment of near vision loss due to presbyopia. The Raindrop inlay is a tiny implant inserted into the cornea of your dominant eye.
The first Raindrop inlay in the Washington, D.C. area was performed in our Washington DC location on Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky.
The inlay is made mostly of water, is crystal clear and is composed of materials very similar to a contact lens. The inlay is placed within the layers of the cornea resulting in a subtle change in the curvature of the cornea.
The video illustrates how the Raindrop inlay is inserted and demonstrates how it reshapes the cornea.
The watery composition and size of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay do not alter the cornea’s ability to transmit nutrients or oxygen, that is, the inlay is safe and changes only the curvature of the cornea.
The cornea is responsible for about 75% of the total focusing power of the eye. More specifically, it is the surface of the cornea which focuses much of the light. The actual curvature of the surface of the cornea fine tunes the cornea’s tremendous focusing power.
If you have ever had a scratch on your cornea, your vision can be significantly blurred because the surface of the cornea has been interrupted.
Laser vision correction, LASIK, radial keratotomy all work based upon the same concept. All procedures alter the curvature of the cornea to predictably improve your vision and reduce your dependence upon glasses.
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay creates a “profocal cornea” which gently steepens the cornea and leads to enhanced near vision.
If you are ready to improve your near vision loss due to presbyopia and would like to learn more about the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, please give us a call (301.825.5755).