Are you tired of wearing reading glasses?
We are very proud to be Hawaii’s first provider of the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay, a world class procedure. 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 and designed to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. The outpatient, Raindrop Inlay procedure takes about 10-minutes and patients are able to resume most normal activities the next day.
I am honored to be the first patient in Hawaii to receive the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay and can honestly tell you that my life has positively changed as a result of having this pain-free procedure. It’s amazing that I don’t have to always worry about whether I can see or not and if I have my glasses with me. I am much more confident at work, driving and with my daily activities. – K. Vines (1st Raindrop Procedure Patient)
Age related loss of near vision 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 mobile phones, reading a menu, fine print or doing close-up work may be a candidate.
Presbyopia, or age related loss of near vision, is caused when your lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change your focus to see objects up close. Everyone — yes, everyone — will eventually develop presbyopia.
About the Raindrop Inlay
The Raindrop Inlay is incredibly small. It is made of a soft, biocompatible material similar to a soft contact lens, comprising of approximately 80 percent water. Raindrop® works by gently changing the shape of the cornea. 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 a slight decrease in 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.
Raindrop Inlay is:
- Transparent, so no one will realize there is a Raindrop Inlay in your eye
- Well suited for dim light situations as 99.7% of the light passes through the Raindrop and reaches the back of the eye where the image is processed
- Approximately 80 percent water, Raindrop® resembles a tiny water droplet
- Bioengineered to facilitate the transport of nutrients and fluid to the eye
- Incredibly small – less than half the thickness of a human hair and about the size of a pinhead
We understand that many people have questions about the Raindrop Inlay in Honolulu, so we’re helping by providing some answers to frequently asked questions. Visit ReVision Optics for safety information. To find out more information or to see if you qualify, schedule a complimentary Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay consultation.