Near Vision Correction with Raindrop®

Do you wear readers? If so, how many times a day do you take them on and off? We’re guessing no less than a dozen times a day. Isn’t that exhausting?

That’s why we’re so excited to offer John-Kenyon patients the new Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay – a long-term solution designed to diminish your need for reading glasses and correct Age-Related Near Vision Loss.

What is Age-Related Near Vision Loss?

Loss of near vision, or presbyopia, happens when your natural lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change your focus to see objects up close.  This often begins to affect people in their 40s and early 50s.

Many of Our Patients Struggle with the Hassle of the Constant Need for Readers.

Presbyopia is natural and happens to everyone, even those who have previously had LASIK surgery. Some people will need to start treating it earlier than others, and most people over 40 will find themselves seeking solutions for age-related near vision loss. While there are several treatment options for presbyopia, the most common is reading glasses. The hassle and inconvenience of readers pushes many patients to look for a better way to improve their near vision without glasses.

Putting an End to On, Off, On, Off Conversation

Finding your reading glasses to read a menu, then taking them off to order, putting them on to check your phone, then taking them off to talk to someone across the table. Minor inconveniences can add up to a major hassle when you’re dealing with them day in and day out. Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay helps put an end to the on, off, on, off routine.


The Simple Solution with Raindrop®

Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a minimally invasive and long term solution to improve near vision without glasses. The inlay is a microscopic, transparent disc which is implanted just beneath the surface of your eye. The inlay is made of approximately 80% water and works by reshaping your cornea, the clear front part of your eye, to improve the ability to focus on near objects while minimally impacting distance vision.

Am I a candidate for Raindrop?

After scheduling your evaluation, one of our highly skilled doctors will determine if you are a candidate for the Raindrop procedure through a series of tests and measurements on your eyes.

You may be a candidate if:

  •   Are between 41-65 years of age
  •   Wear reading glasses
  •   Experience blurry vision when reading or focusing on near objects
  •   Do not depend on corrective eyewear to see far away

In preparation for your procedure, you will be given a prescription for eye drops. The procedure only takes about 10 minutes, and is performed with a laser similar to LASIK procedures.

The Results

Recovery is quick, with many patients resuming normal activities the next day. After your procedure, you’ll be required to use prescription eye drops and follow-up appointments.


Patients see an improvement in vision within one week and vision continues to improve for several weeks to months, with the majority (>87%) of patients achieving 20/25 near vision or better.1

VIDEO: Are you a candidate for Raindrop?
VIDEO: Julie’s Raindrop Experience

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Stephanie K., LASIK

Stephanie’s dry eyes led her to take the plunge and get LASIK at John-Kenyon!

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Catie K., LASIK

The morning after having LASIK at John-Kenyon, Catie told Dr. Piracha she should have had the procedure a long time ago. Not even 24 hours later, she was pointing out all the street signs on the way to her follow up appointment.

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Greg W., LASIK

Greg woke up seeing the alarm clock for the first time in 15 years after LASIK at John-Kenyon.