Eye Procedure Restores Near Vision and Reduces Dependence on Reading Glasses

TEANECK, NJ – Feb 12, 2016 – It is estimated that nearly 114 million people in the United States are struggling with the frustratingly natural eye condition presbyopia. Typically occurring in those over 40, presbyopia reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects, causing blurry reading vision. An advanced surgical procedure to treat this condition is now available from The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute.  The KAMRA™ inlay has helped thousands restore their near vision and reduce the constant frustrations of reading glasses. 

“I often get questions about effective treatments to improve near vision,” said Dr. Peter Hersh.  “The KAMRA inlay offers an excellent option for the correction of presbyopia with less of an effect on distance vision as may be found with other treatments.”

The KAMRA inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining distance vision without blurry zones.

“For those who are experiencing presbyopia symptoms, such as trouble reading small print on cell phones and prescription labels, I recommend making an appointment to see an eye doctor,” said Dr. Hersh.  “Every patient is different with different needs, so not everyone is a candidate for the corneal inlay.  If you are a good candidate,  the KAMRA inlay is exciting innovation that can help a lot of people get a natural range of vision from near to far.” 

About Presbyopia

Presbyopia, a frustratingly natural eye condition, reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects. This condition occurs when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects. Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years, usually becoming noticeable in the early to mid-40s. Presbyopia is not a disease and it cannot be prevented. In the past, presbyopic patients had to rely on reading glasses or monovision to improve their near vision. Both alternatives have significant compromises.  

To find out if the KAMRA inlay is right for you, Dr. Peter Hersh recommends asking your eye doctor some of the following questions:

 • Do I have presbyopia or some other condition?

 • What are my presbyopia treatment options?

 • Are there options other than reading glasses and contact lenses?

Please visit for more information on presbyopia and the KAMRA inlay. 

About The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, P.A. – Dr. Peter S. Hersh

Dr. Peter Hersh is director of The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University and Team Ophthalmologist for the NY Jets.  

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