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The natural Choice for Improving Near Vision – Say hello to Raindrop!

Raindrop restores youthful near vision to reduce your dependency on reading glasses permanently. It is a clear, tiny inlay that is gently placed beneath the surface of the eye.

Raindrop is a natural and innovative way to correct reading vision.

What is Presbyopia ?

Presbyopia is a naturally occurring process that comes with aging and affects millions of people every day. The onset of presbyopia is noticeable when you need to hold books menus and other prints at arms length to read them. The first signs of presbyopia are usually noticed between the ages of 40-50 years

What is Raindrop?

‘Lifetime of youthful perspective’

The crystal clear inlay is completely invisible to you and others. It is about the size of a pinhead and less than half the thickness of human hair. Raindrop is made of a soft, biocompatible material called hydrogel, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea.

Raindrop works by gently changing the central curvature of the eye allowing you to see objects up close as well as intermediate and far objects.

Raindrop is designed to be permanent yet flexible – if for any reason you are not satisfied with your new vision, Raindrop can be easily removed.

The Raindrop Procedure

Raindrop procedure is done as an outpatient under local eye drop anaesthetic. A thin corneal flap of cornea is first created with a laser and the raindrop is gently placed beneath the surface within the cornea. Typically the procedure takes less than 10 minutes and is completely painless. Vision improves almost immediately but continues to improve over the next few weeks and months after treatment. Patients generally return to work the next day.

Raindrop procedure can also be combined with LASIK Laser Surgery to correct your distance vision. Ask your doctor to explain the advantages of Raindrop in combination with your LASIK procedure.

I have worn reading glasses for years so I decided I would go for laser surgery. Read several negative reviews on high street stores and it appeared it was a case of do the procedure and that's it, no aftercare as such and not always good results. But then I came across Viewpoint. The reviews were good so I made an appointment. Although I initially thought I would be having laser surgery, Dr Chitkara recommended I had a Raindrop Implant. Although the thought of someone cutting my eye and inserting a lens, albeit tiny, terrified me I thought I would take the plunge and go for it! I can honestly say it was totally painless. Drops are administered in the eye and you cannot feel a thing. The procedure took about ten minutes and post-op Dr Chitkara suggested I take paracetamol if there was any discomfort - there wasn't. I have been for a check up every four weeks and everything is fine. I can now read without glasses unless it is very small, faint print. It can take six months to see the full benefit. I would definitely recommend Dr Chitkara and the Raindrop Implant, just wish I had had it done years ago! Beverley W –  Cheshire July 2016
Not the most pleasant surgery experience I’ve ever been subjected to but wow! What a great result! 34 years with spectacles and now 20-20 vision and given up smoking to boot! Well worth it!
Roy A  
My consultation was absolutely hospitable and enjoyable. I wish I knew this man before because I went elsewhere and did not receive adequate help even though I paid fees, causing me so much stress. The operation was easy, painless and all through the process DR Chitkara and staff were very friendly and reassuring. This has changed my life completely now my sight is restored. Dr Chitkara even phoned me after surgery at home to make sure I was doing well. I can’t say enough how I appreciate his service and kindness.
Amare G   
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