KAMRA® Corneal Inlay Delivers Uncompromised Vision for Presbyopic Patients

A long-term solution for the 114 million presbyopic Americans

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AcuFocus–As adults, we make a lot of compromises, choosing sedans instead of
sports cars, salads instead of fries, but there is no reason we need to
compromise when choosing a solution for presbyopia, or near vision loss.
Until the KAMRA
corneal inlay
, monovision was the solution available for those
frustrating reading glasses and presbyopic patients soon learned that to
achieve good reading vision, they had to compromise and give up some of
their distance vision. With the KAMRA inlay, you can restore your
reading vision while maintaining great distance vision by extending your
overall depth of focus.

Presbyopia
is a naturally occurring condition that happens to everyone around age
45. As the lens of the eye becomes less flexible with age, focusing up
close becomes a challenge and near vision becomes blurry making reading
glasses necessary for working on the computer, reading a book or even
seeing a text message. The KAMRA inlay design is based on the same
concept as smart phone cameras – small aperture optics. The inlay’s
mini-ring design has a tiny opening in the center creating a pinhole
effect. Working much like a smart phone camera lens, the pinhole allows
focused light to enter the eye for clearer reading vision and a more
natural range of vision from near to far.

Traditional
monovision options
correct one eye for distance vision and the other
eye for reading vision. While this can be a good solution for some,
there are significant drawbacks including the loss of good intermediate
vision and difficulty with depth perception. In addition, monovision
does not last as presbyopia continues to progress. The KAMRA inlay
provides a long-term solution giving you back your near vision and
maintaining your distance vision in both eyes rather than taking
anything away. For years, Sondra
Black, O.D., Clinical Director of Crystal Clear Vision in Toronto, Canada
,
struggled with her monovision correction.

“Even though I could function fine during the day, for my distance
vision, I had to have night driving glasses in the car,” she said. “And
then as I got older and my presbyopia started progressing, all of a
sudden as well as needing night driving glasses, I also needed reading
glasses. Then there was that mid-distance that just didn’t work in
either eye. Things got frustrating there for a few years.”

Dr. Black decided to try the KAMRA inlay to see if it could help her
eliminate her need for reading glasses. “Almost immediately with the
KAMRA inlay, I got to throw away my night driving glasses. I don’t need
them anymore, and I no longer need my reading glasses at all. Also, I
don’t get the headaches in that intermediate distance anymore, where
focusing was difficult. Everything is clear. My vision is much more
natural, and I’m 100% glasses free, which is amazing,” Dr. Black said.

Like Dr. Black, becoming independent from reading glasses was also the
goal for Terry
Baker
. The Omaha, Nebraska, HVAC technician was struggling to see up
close. He needed reading glasses to see the small letters on a circuit
board and thermostat wires but would then struggle to keep his glasses
clean and from slipping off his face when he was working on equipment
repairs and installations in extremely dusty and sweaty conditions. When
Terry could no longer stand the hassle of his bifocals, he tried
monovision contact lenses. Unfortunately, he also couldn’t tolerate the
contacts, especially in his dusty and gritty working conditions.

He found his solution at Kugler
Vision
in 2015: the KAMRA inlay. “With the KAMRA inlay, I see pretty
much like I did when I was 20, and I don’t have the hassles of cleaning
my filthy glasses all the time or breaking my glasses on a job site.”

“We’re proud to offer the KAMRA inlay as a solution to patients who need
freedom from reading glasses. For Terry, this has been especially
important when he’s on the job,” said Dr. Lance Kugler of Kugler Vision.
“With the KAMRA inlay, he isn’t trading his distance or intermediate
vision for good reading vision – he has a full range of vision.”

ABOUT ACUFOCUS

AcuFocus Inc. is a privately held ophthalmic medical device company that
develops and markets breakthrough technologies for the improvement of
near vision. Using the small aperture concept, two products have been
developed: the Company’s flagship product – the KAMRA® corneal
inlay – and the innovative IC-8® intraocular lens. The IC-8
IOL is not available in the United States. Founded in 2001, AcuFocus is
based in Irvine, Calif. For additional information about the KAMRA inlay
or the IC-8 intraocular lens, visit www.AcuFocus.com,
www.KAMRA.com,
@KAMRAinlay
and www.facebook.com/KAMRAinlay.

Contacts

Cunningham & Associates
Shelle Murach, 714-206-4138
smurach@gmail.com