Raindrop™ Inlay for Presbyopia Correction
Free yourself from the burden of readers with Raindrop™.
The constant on, off, on, off routine that comes with reading glasses is tiresome and can infringe upon your daily routine, not to mention the struggle of setting them down and misplacing them. The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay could let you set down the readers for good.
This tiny disc is about the size of a pinhead, very thin, and made of a biocompatible material that is 80% water, making it very similar to a soft contact lens. The procedure is very quick, taking only 10 minutes on average. And what about results? Well in the FDA approval study, 98% of patients could read text the size of newsprint or smaller!
Watch How Raindrop Is Placed In The Eye :
Once the eye is numbed, a laser makes a tiny flap in the cornea and the inlay is placed underneath it. This subtly corrects the curvature of the eye to counteract the effects of presbyopia, which is the natural aging of the eyes that effects near vision. The inlay is only put in the non-dominant eye, so the distance vision of the dominant eye is not compromised, and the two eyes work together to create a full image.
This procedure is virtually painless, quick in both performance and recovery, and reversible if necessary, though the Raindrop has a 95% patient satisfaction rate!
ClearSight has always been dedicated to providing the best solution for patients needs by staying on top of the newest technology, and this is no exception. ClearSight is the first vision correction center in Oklahoma to offer this quick and effective procedure that is designed specifically to counteract the effects of presbyopia.
Quick Raindrop FAQ’s:
What is the inlay, exactly?
It is a tiny disc, about the size of a pinhead. It is comprised of approximately 80 percent water and is placed just beneath the surface of the eye. It works by gently changing the central curvature of the cornea, clear front part of the eye. Raindrop® is made of a soft, biocompatible material similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea.
Is it painful?
Numbing drops are given for the procedure, so most patients do not experience any pain.
Does it interfere with far vision?
While Raindrop is implanted in one eye only, both eyes work together to create one image. The Raindrop eye provides an improvement in near vision associated with minimal effect on distance vision. With both eyes working together there is not a compromise for distance vision and patients still have a significant improvement in near vision.
Is it safe for the eye?
Extensive trials and usage show that it is safe. This was confirmed by the US FDA. Raindrop is bioengineered to facilitate the transport of nutrients and fluid to the eye.
Can the inlay be removed if necessary?
Yes, the Raindrop can be removed and most patients go back to their vision before Raindrop.
How does it work in low light?
Very well. Since Raindrop is transparent 99.7% of light passes through the inlay reaches the back of the eye where the image is processed.1 Raindrop offers patients good performance in all lighting conditions.
What do I need to do to get started?
Simply choose a convenient date and time for your Free Exam and Consultation, and stop by to find out if you’re indeed a medical candidate and the results you can expect! Pick a date and time here.