Reading Vision

Reading Vision Correction

Correction of Reading Vision (Presbyopia)

Tired of having half a dozen pairs of reading glasses scattered around the house?

If you need reading glasses, it may be because you have Presbyopia- an eye condition that affects everyone as they get older. With presbyopia, it becomes difficult to see things up close.

Say Goodbye to reading glasses and say Hello to ‘Raindrop’ and Advanced Implant Surgery. Viewpoint is the only Clinic in the North to offer a safe, painless and permanent way to correct your near vision with Near Vision Inlay (Raindrop) and/or Refractive Lens Exchange with Advanced Implants.

For patients who are presbyopic (aged over 45-50 years), Near Vision Inlays (Raindrop) and/or Refractive Lens Exchange with advanced lens implants are revolutionary breakthroughs.

Near Vision Inlays (Raindrop)

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 arm’s length in order 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 a 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

The 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.

The 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.

Viewpoint is proud to be able to offer:

- State-of-the-art treatment at affordable prices while achieving Clinical Excellence

- Highly qualified and experienced eye surgeons with over 20 years’ experience in vision correction

- All options for your vision correction fully explained including LASIK, LASEK/PRK, Intralase or Femtosecond and implant procedures

- All Laser LASIK and Wavefront guided technology

- Fully comprehensive after care programme following your surgery

- Fixed, all-inclusive prices regardless of your prescription, starting from £945 per eye

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