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KAMRA Vision

KAMRA Vision is now available!
At the Grey Bruce Laser Vision Centre

Our surgeon, Dr. Richard Orr, has been certified to provide all available KAMRA Vision procedures and we are excited to be able to offer this safe, effective and proven treatment for those struggling with their reading glasses!

Original KAMRA Vision Press Release...

Free yourself from reading glasses with the KAMRA inlay.

Whether you have had iLASIK, or even if you have had perfect distance vision all your life, near vision begins to lose some of its crispness in your mid-40s. The technical term is presbyopia (prez-bee-OH-pee-ah). It is not dangerous, but can be annoying. If you find yourself holding the paper or cell phone at arm’s length to read small type, you understand.

Over time presbyopia progresses to the point that all near tasks are impossible without reading glasses or bifocals.

Presbyopia is a natural process that happens to everyone – even after laser vision correction. Presbyopia can’t be avoided or prevented, but it can be successfully treated.

Before Kamra

KAMRA Vision is the proven, lasting treatment for presbyopia.

The Grey Bruce Laser Vision Centre now offers KAMRA Vision as an effective treatment for presbyopia. The safe, in-office KAMRA Vision procedure has been perfected over the past decade. You can enjoy effortless, natural vision for years to come.

After Kamra

KAMRA Vision lets you focus on your life, not your glasses.

Scuba dive. Read your horoscope. Follow a recipe. Walk in the rain. Program your iPhone. Read text messages. Email your children, parents, and friends. See the dashboard in your car.

Modern life requires crisp, clear near vision. If your near vision could be sharper, it might be time to consider KAMRA Vision.

We at the Grey Bruce Laser Vision Centre are proud to be one of the first ten centres in North America to offer KAMRA Vision.

The KAMRA™ inlay

The key to KAMRA Vision technology is the KAMRA inlay. Once implanted, it is virtually invisible.

The KAMRA inlay is a tiny ring with an opening in the center. It rests under a laser created LASIK flap or pocket in your cornea, over the center of your pupil. Its special material allows the eye to breathe naturally. Unlike a contact lens, it cannot be felt as it is not on the surface of your eye.

The KAMRA inlay corrects presbyopia by narrowing the opening that permits light rays to enter your eye. A concentrated column of light rays enters in a very long, skinny cone. The tip of the skinny cone is your KAMRA corrected focal point. The KAMRA inlay repositions your focal point back on the surface of your retina so you again have crisp, sharp vision. If this seems difficult to understand, during your KAMRA consultation this effect can be simulated so that you can see for yourself how effective the treatment is.
The KAMRA™ procedure

The KAMRA Vision procedure is different depending on your individual eye and history. There are four procedures.

CLK - KAMRA combined with iLASIK done on the same treatment day
PEK - Pocket Emmetropic KAMRA. This procedure is for those patients who only need a KAMRA inlay and do not require a refractive procedure as well.
PLK - Post-LASIK KAMRA. For patients who have had a LASIK procedure at some point, whether recently or many years ago.
PPLK - (aka PLK2) Planned Post-LASIK KAMRA. For patients where there is a need or benefit to doing the refractive procedure first and the KAMRA procedure on another day as a separate procedure.

At the Grey Bruce Laser Vision Centre, we have been certified to perform any of these available procedures. The procedure that is right for you will depend on your specific refractive error, as well as whether you have had a refractive procedure previously performed. This can all be determined at your complimentary consultation at our office.
Questions & Answers

Will My Eye Look Different?
The inlay is very discreet. It is significantly smaller than a normal contact lens and lighter than a grain of salt. Even in blue eyes, it is almost impossible for you or other people to detect.

How Long until I Notice An Improvement?
Your recovery time will vary from a few days to a few weeks or even months. The time it takes to restore everyday near vision depends on your individual healing time.

How long will I need eye drops after the surgery?
Your eye care provider will monitor your recovery and use of eye drops to help with the healing process. In general, you can expect to use the drops for at least three months.

When can I resume normal activities?
Most patients resume normal activities and return to work within 24 hours after the surgery.

Will I still need my reading glasses?

The goal of the inlay is to reduce your dependency on reading glasses. You may still need readers if you are working in dim light, performing a near task for a prolonged period of time or reading tiny print.

How can I achieve the best results?

Avoid your reading glasses! The more you reach for glasses for up-close work, the longer it will take to retrain your brain to use the KAMRA inlay to see near objects.

Practice reading without glasses. Your doctor may provide “tips” on how to retrain your brain to use the KAMRA inlay eye. In the beginning, you may want to practice your exercises by reading materials printed in a larger font size and progress to smaller font sizes.

Use artificial tears as prescribed. If you experience blurry or fluctuating vision, you may have an ocular surface condition. It is important to use your eye drops often to ensure your cornea remains healthy.

Is it normal to experience blurry vision or fluctuations?

Yes, it is very common to experience these symptoms on and off during the first nine to 12 months. This is often a sign of ocular surface condition, strain or the adaptation process. Use your eye drops and give your eyes frequent breaks.

Is it normal to notice dimness?

Yes, the inlay blocks a small amount of light from entering the eye, so an image in the KAMRATM eye may appear duller or darker compared to the non-implant eye. Avoiding closing one eye at a time to “see” the difference will make the “dimness” less noticeable until it resolves.


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