Frustrated with Readers but Can’t See Without Them? There’s a simple solution

See freely with Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay, a solution for those that are tired of struggling with readers. Never miss a moment with our new technology that offers a long term, low hassle solution to those suffering from presbyopia.

What is Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay?

Raindrop is a small, transparent, curved disc called a corneal inlay. It’s made of approximately 80% water and from material similar to a soft contact lens. It is similar to the clear front part of the eye and it is the size of a pinhead and extremely thin. Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay offers a long term solution to near vision loss caused by aging.

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Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay vs. the On, Off, On, Off Conversation

If you’re looking for an effective solution to the on and off again struggle presented by readers then Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a great solution. Raindrop improves near and intermediate* vision quickly and simply, with results typically seen within one week.

How Does Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay Work?

Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay helps reshape the front of the eye, restoring near vision. The inlay is placed just below the surface of the eye during a simple ten minute procedure. It is placed in the non-dominate eye, offering a long term solution to presbyopia.

What to Expect

Read Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

A new way of seeing life’s most stunning details. On average patients saw an improvement of 5 lines of near vision on an eye chart within one week of surgery, without the assistance of reading glasses.

The results were still impressive as after two years, as most patients were able to see everyday items without the help of readers, 98% of patients could read a newspaper again (20/40 or better at a near distance) and 76% could read an email on screen (20/25 or better at an intermediate distance, also known as computer vision).

Refine and redefine your near vision with Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay.

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Prior to Surgery

If you are interested in pursuing Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay and ending the On, Off, On, Off conversation, then you will next need to schedule an appointment with your eye care provider to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.

Once it is determined that you are an eligible candidate your eye doctor will implant a removable contact lens for five days to make sure you are able to tolerate the difference in vision. If you decide to move forward and schedule a procedure, you will be prescribed a steroid eye drop two days before surgery.

It’s also critical to have travel arrangements scheduled before your procedure as you will not be able to drive home following your surgery.

Day Of Surgery

timerOn the day of your procedure you will be administered a numbing eye drop by your doctor, so you won’t feel any pain. During the 10 minute procedure you will be laying on your back and focusing on a light, allowing your eye to remain as still as possible. Your surgeon will create flap in the cornea with a laser keratome laser cutting device, similar to the first step in LASIK. Your surgeon will then insert the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay into the middle layer of the cornea. Your surgeon will then replace the flap, and the procedure is done. The eye heals itself, with no need for stitches.

Post Surgery:

There are some simple post procedure guidelines to assure your eye heals safely and as quickly as possible.

You will be required to wear an eye shield at night for up to four weeks to help prevent you from rubbing your eye while you sleep.

You will also be prescribed steroid and antibiotic eyedrops and will also need to use artificial tears in the eye with the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay to help minimize the risk of infection, inflammation and dry eye.

Aftercare

One of the most amazing aspects of Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is that you will be able to resume normal activities the day after your procedure, including driving!

After your surgery you should avoid rubbing your eyes, playing sports, wearing makeup, exercising, smoking, swimming, gardening, and being in dusty environments for at least one week after your procedure. It’s best to check with your eye care provider to determine when you can resume these activities.

As far as checkups are concerned you will likely see your doctor at one day, one week, one month and every six months post procedure. An annual eye exam should be minimum following the post-op check ups, and sooner if you experience an issues with your inlay implanted eye.

See a Dramatic Difference and Start a New Conversation

Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay allows those suffering from near vision loss to see the details with unrestricted freedom. End the on, off, on, off conversation today.

Bring Near Vision Back into Focus

Read Ordinary Things in an Extraordinary Way

A new way of seeing life’s most stunning details. On average patients saw an improvement of 5 lines of near vision on an eye chart within one week of surgery, without the assistance of reading glasses.

The results were still impressive as after two years, as most patients were able to see everyday items without the help of readers, 98% of patients could read a newspaper again (20/40 or better at a near distance) and 76% could read an email on screen (20/25 or better at an intermediate distance, also known as computer vision).

Refine and redefine your near vision with Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should consider the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay?

Age related near vision loss or presbyopia is the condition that leaves many of us reaching for reading glasses in our 40s and early 50s. Anybody who needs reading glasses for daily tasks such as using a mobile phones, reading a menu, fine print or doing close-up work, may be a candidate.

What causes this condition?

Presbyopia, or age related loss of near vision, happens when your lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change your focus to see objects up close.

How effective is the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay procedure?

Most people who have had the Raindrop implanted see an improvement in their near vision by one week and it continues to improve for several weeks. Patients need to use eye drops for several months for comfort and healing. 1

What is the Raindrop 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, the clear front part of the eye.

How long does it take?

The procedure is typically completed in 10 minutes.

Is it painful?

Numbing drops are given for the procedure, but most patients do not experience any pain.

Does it have to be done with LASIK?

No, it is designed to be performed without LASIK. The procedure does require the use of an ophthalmic laser to create a LASIK-like flap just beneath the surface of the eye.

What is the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay made of?

It is a soft, biocompatible material, similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea.

Does it interfere with far vision?

One Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is placed in the cornea of the non-dominant eye. Both eyes work together to create one image. The near vision is improved in the Raindrop eye, while the distance is slightly affected. 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 the benefits outweigh the risks. This was confirmed by the US FDA. Raindrop is bioengineered to facilitate the transport of nutrients through the cornea.1

Will people know I am wearing one?

No. It is transparent, so no one will notice there is a Raindrop in your eye.

How does it work in low light?

Very well. Since Raindrop is transparent, 99.7% of light passes through the inlay reaching the back of the eye where the image is processed.1 Raindrop offers patients good performance in all lighting conditions.

Can the inlay ever be removed?

Yes, the Raindrop can be removed and most patients go back to their vision before Raindrop. 1