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Raindrop Vision Procedure Designed to Reduce or Eliminate Reading Glasses Now Available in Alabama

The need for reading glasses is an inevitable part of the aging process. Dr. Danny Lee at the Laser Eye Center has a better option: The new Raindrop procedure.

Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:18 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2017 9:43 AM

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The need for reading glasses is an inevitable part of the aging process. Dr. Danny Lee at the Laser Eye Center has a better option: The new Raindrop procedure.

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a safe way to treat age related near vision loss, or presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that causes the eye to lose the ability to change focus from distant to near objects. It is a natural part of aging that most people begin to experience after age 40.

Raindrop is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve reading vision. Raindrop is incredibly small – about the size of a pinhead and less than half the thickness of a human hair – and is bioengineered to mimic the natural cornea. The outpatient procedure takes about 10-minutes and patients go back to most of their daily activities the next day.

In the FDA clinical study, within one week after the procedure patients on average gained 5 lines of near vision on an eye chart without the need for reading glasses. Their vision continued to improve over the next several weeks and months.

“We’ve been following this remarkable Raindrop technology for some time, and I think it is a very effective solution designed for people who want to significantly reduce their need for reading glasses,” said Dr. Danny Lee, Ophthalmologist. “If you’re frustrated with the inability to see close-up, there’s nothing to lose except your reading glasses.”

Raindrop Near Vision Inlay benefits

Raindrop is made of a soft, biocompatible material similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea. It gently changes the shape of the clear front part of the eye, the cornea. It improves near vision while slightly affecting distance vision in the treated eye.

Raindrop is:

  • Transparent, so no one will realize there is a Raindrop in the 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’re finding that our patients are active people, and they don’t want to constantly reach for – or look for – their reading glasses,” said Dr. Lee.

"Raindrop is a great answer. We urge everybody over the age of 40 to call our office and ask us about options to improve near vision with the Raindrop.”

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June of 2016, and has been available around the world for several years prior to approval in the US.

Dr. Danny Lee’s primary focus is on improving the vision of his patients. As a highly trained corneal specialist, patients receive the best ophthalmic care that Alabama has to offer.

For more information on the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, please visit our website at http://www.dleemd.com, or call our office in Huntsville at 256-808-2000, or our Decatur office at 256-686-9000.

The All-New Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is designed to improve near vision so you can once again see fine print, menus and your phone without the hassle of reading glasses.

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