Raindrop for Reading Vision

No More Reading Glasses!


Tired of the frustration that comes with depending on reading glasses after age 40? Presbyopia, or loss of reading vision inevitably occurs with aging as the lens loses its mobility. As we age, near activities such as sewing, reading, or looking at a mobile device may become more difficult without the use of reading glasses.

Many people find themselves holding objects at arm’s length to see clearly or constantly needing reading glasses for good vision. For those patients who have good uncorrected distance vision but are requiring glasses for reading, corneal inlays offer an excellent long-term solution.

What is a corneal inlay?


The corneal inlay is a revolutionary new way to treat presbyopia. A corneal implant will be placed in your non-dominant eye to provide you with a useful range of near vision, drastically reducing and often eliminating your need for reading glasses.

VisionFirst is proud to now offer the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay procedure. Prior to surgery, anesthetic drops will be placed into your eye. The IntraLase® femtosecond layer will be used to create a partial thickness corneal flap in the cornea to safety position the corneal inlay. The procedure is performed in the office and typically takes approximately 15 minutes. There are no sutures required and no corneal tissue is removed with surgery. You will be prescribed eye drops after surgery and can resume day to day activities within 24-48 hours.  

Are you a candidate for a corneal inlay?

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To determine if you are a candidate for the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay please schedule an appointment with one of our qualified doctors. Corneal inlays are an excellent treatment option for patients with good uncorrected distance vision and have not yet developed cataracts, but are requiring reading glasses more frequently for near tasks. Corneal inlays are not for everyone and your doctors at VisionFirst can offer the best recommendation for your visual needs.


We’re pleased to offer financing through CareCredit. Financing can let you begin your procedure immediately-then pay for it over time with convenient monthly payments, up to 24 months 0% APR.

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