Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay

Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay

Are you sick of wearing your reading glasses but can’t see without them? Sadly, it can make a dramatic difference in your vision. Reading the newspaper may have been a part of your daily morning routine, but has now become a hassle having to fumble with reading glasses to see text clearly. North Suburban Eye Specialists is proud to offer an innovative procedure that can help patients attain optimal eyesight for reading.


What is Raindrop Near Vision Inlay?

The Raindrop Inlay is a small, clear disk inserted under the cornea to help correct Presbyopia. Its composition is made up of 80% water and materials that resemble a soft contact lens called hydrogel. The inlay, which is approximately the size of a pinhead, is a non-painful alternative to readers that only takes about 10 minutes to complete.


What is Presbyopia?

As you age, you may begin to suffer from Presbyopia, a common occurrence that makes it more difficult to read things at a close range. As this condition can be managed with the use of reading glasses, they can eventually cause eyestrain and headaches, as well as having to take them on and off.


Am I a candidate for Raindrop Inlay?

Your doctor will ultimately determine if you are eligible for the procedure, but here are some indicators that you might be a qualified candidate:

  • Between the ages of 41 – 65 years old
  • You can see in the distance clearly without glasses
  • You rely on readers to see things up close
  • You have relatively healthy eyes
  • You have not had LASIK or cataract surgery


What does Raindrop entail?

A small flap is made under the cornea where the inlay is placed. While it’s in its position, the inlay begins to change the curvature of the eye. The Raindrop is unnoticeable to others, so there will be no cosmetic differences in your eye. The transparent disk is placed within your non-dominant eye, making your nearsighted and farsighted vision work together to create a clear image.


Innovative Eye Care at North Suburban Eye Specialists

The Raindrop Inlay is the newest innovation in eliminating the need for reading glasses, and Dr. Lobanoff is one of the most experienced Raindrop surgeons in Minnesota. If you’re interested in this efficient alternative to readers, make sure to contact us to discuss your options today!