If you’re under 40, read no further.
Since you’re still reading, let’s chat about life over 40. Funny things happen after 40. For instance, you notice your arms are too short to read your text messages, your newspaper or the menu at a restaurant. This is both confusing and frustrating, especially if you’ve had great vision your whole life until now. But take heart, it happens to the best of us.
This near vision loss actually has a scientific name called age related presbyopia, but it is most commonly referred to as “over 40 vision.” Why does it happen? As we age, the lenses of our eyes and the muscles that control them begin to wear out and thus lose the ability to focus on near objects.
Now that you know what it is, what can you do about it?
You can buy reading glasses for the rest of your life. You may already be doing this. Reading glasses are all over your house, in your purse, your cup holder, on your head, around your neck, on your side table … and a dozen other places, but you still can never find them when you need them.
Annoying, right? Well, thanks to Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center, you now have a second option in Dallas/Fort Worth: The Corneal Inlay Procedure.
The corneal inlay is designed for patients just like you who are frustrated with over 40 vision. It is a tiny device – much smaller than a contact lens at just ⅛ inch wide – that is implanted into the surface of one eye during a simple outpatient procedure that takes only minutes and is virtually painless.
As with LASIK, most patients are able to return to their normal activities the very next day after undergoing the procedure.
The feedback from patients has been great;
many report they can enjoy the morning newspaper without reading glasses. They can see texts on their phone (on the regular text size setting) without reading glasses and read menus, articles and books without reading glasses.
One patient in particular, Skip Mahaffey, radio cohost of the “Wake Up With the Wolf Show” on 99.5 The Wolf, recently had the Corneal Inlay Procedure at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center and could not be happier with the results.
Two things matter most to Skip: His vision and his voice. When his vision started to decline after 40, against his will, he had to begin wearing reading glasses. He could not read his phone without them. He could not even tell the time on his watch without them.
Since there were not any other options before the Corneal Inlay Procedure, “I had pretty much come to terms with the fact that I would be strapped to reading glasses for the rest of my life,” Skip said.
You are probably thinking the same thing. That is why it is so exciting to learn that you don’t have to be.
After the procedure, Skip was excited to report that he no longer has to spend his whole day “looking over a pair of readers to see what’s in front of me” – and his vision is better than 20/20.
So, unless you just love wearing reading glasses, call Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center. There is no risk in learning more. The number is (800) 714-2020. Or you can visit the website MyInlay.com for more information.