Gone are the days of relying solely on eyeglasses and contact lenses to see clearly. KAMRA inlays and LASIK are two common procedures for correcting vision, but each has unique benefits that may help you make an informed decision about which procedure is right for you.
How Does Vision Correction Work?
Wearing contact lenses and eyeglasses improves your vision by providing a lens that accounts for any blurred area of vision. Modern vision correction techniques work in much the same way. LASIK and KAMRA involve changes to your cornea that are proven to give patients better vision.
What is LASIK?
LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, is a procedure that uses laser technology to remove portions of the cornea. Re-shaping the cornea improves vision at all distances, and patients no longer need eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly.
What are KAMRA Inlays?
KAMRA inlays were specifically designed for men and women who only rely on reading glasses for near vision. An implant is placed on the cornea to improve vision while reading and performing other close-up tasks.
Why Should I Choose One Procedure Over the Other?
The primary difference between LASIK and KAMRA inlays is the amount of vision correction that is achieved. LASIK does not help with close-up vision problems because the blurriness is not caused by the cornea shape. Some patients prefer KAMRA inlays to eliminate the need for reading glasses, even if they continue to use eyeglasses and contact lenses for seeing at other distances. LASIK makes permanent changes to the cornea, whereas KAMRA inlays are synthetic implants that are inserted into the cornea. LASIK is typically performed on both eyes, and the KAMRA inlay is inserted into only one eye. Your eye care professional helps you choose the best option for your vision needs.
Learn More About KAMRA Inlays and LASIK. Contact The Eye Associates.
To learn more about KAMRA inlays, LASIK, dry eye treatments, pediatric eye care and our other services, contact The Eye Associates to schedule an appointment. You can contact our office in Meridian, Idaho, directly at (208) 342-5151 and our office in Caldwell, Idaho at (208) 459-0717.