Life Just Looks Better Without Reading Glasses… Introducing The KAMRA™ Inlay

Issue 10.16

The day we’ve been waiting for has arrived! After much anticipation on our part, as well as that of our patients, the FDA has approved the procedure that will reduce or eliminate dependence on reading glasses.

Why Near Vision?

Nearly all adults over the age of 40 experience great frustration with the loss of their near vision, a naturally occurring condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects. This condition occurs when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects. Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years, usually becoming noticeable in the early to mid-40s. Presbyopia is not a disease and it cannot be prevented. In the past, presbyopic patients had to rely on reading glasses or monovision to improve their near vision. Both alternatives have significant compromises.

The Near Vision Solution

At Richens Eye Center, we believe that a life without glasses is a more free and beautiful life. That’s why we are delighted to bring the KAMRA™ to our patients in Southern Utah and the surrounding community. The KAMRA™ is an advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat presbyopia, and is now exclusively available at Richens Eye Center.

“As I see more and more patients looking for a solution for reading glasses, I often get questions about effective treatments to improve near vision,” said Dr. Sharon Richens. “The KAMRA offers an excellent option for the correction of presbyopia with minimal compromises and inconveniences that come with other treatment options. I am excited to offer the number one prescribed corneal inlay in the world to my patients.”

How the KAMRA™ Inlay Works

The KAMRA™ sits in the first few layers of the eye, known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. Using a pinhole effect, the inlay focuses the light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining distance vision without blurry zones.

“For those who are experiencing presbyopia symptoms, such as trouble reading small print on cell phones and prescription labels, I recommend making an appointment for a free consultation in our office,” said Dr. Shawno May. “Your eye doctor can also provide a proper diagnosis and discuss long-term treatment options, such as KAMRA, which provides a natural range of vision from near to far.”

The KAMRA™ inlay has helped thousands restore their near vision and put an end to their dependence on reading glasses.

At Richens Eye Center, we take great pride in giving our patients the very best in care. This has meant decades of seeking out the most advanced technology and procedures, and committing to offering only the most trusted and accurate vision solutions. Adding the KAMRA™ to our ‘suite’ of advanced laser vision correction procedures is an exciting step into the future of vision care.

To find out if the KAMRA™ procedure is right for you Dr. Richens and Dr. May recommend making an appointment for a free consultation in our office, or you can ask your eye doctor some of these questions:

  • Do I have presbyopia or some other condition?
  • What are my presbyopia treatment options?
  • Are there options other than reading glasses and contact lenses?

We are honored to be the first and only provider of the KAMRA™ procedure in the Southern Utah region. We look forward to introducing you to a life without reading glasses.

As leading eye care professionals in the Southern Utah area, both Dr. Richens and Dr. May are board certified ophthalmologists, each with over 20 years’ experience. Whether you are a candidate for the KAMRA™ inlay procedure or simply need an eye exam we welcome the opportunity to serve you. To make an appointment, please contact Richens Eye Center at 435.414.8610 or schedule your FREE CONSULTATION online at

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