Implant can improve near vision

- Roughly one in five Americans needs reading glasses or bifocals. For New Yorkers looking to ditch their lenses, Dr. Martin Fox may have what you're looking for: the KAMRA inlay.

Much smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay is a mini-ring with a pinhole opening in the center. The hole allows only focused light to enter the eye.

Implanted in the cornea of the least dominant eye, it allows the patient to see up close and without disrupting distance vision in both eyes.

The inlay makes use of something called small aperture optics, similar to the focusing lens on a camera, and thus eliminating the need for reading glasses.

Fox is the only refractive surgeon performing this procedure in the New York metro area.

The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and costs between $4,000 and $6,000. A small price, some say, for what you get in return.

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