PRESS RELEASES   5/15/2017
If you’re at the age where you need reading glasses to see your phone or read a newspaper, menu, or computer screen, Jennifer Murray, MD with The Eye Institute at Medical Center Clinic has a better option: the new Raindrop procedure.

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a safe way to treat age related near vision loss, or presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that causes your eye to lose the ability to change focus from distant to near objects. It is a natural part of aging that most people begin to experience after age 40.

Raindrop is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision. Raindrop is incredibly small – about the size of a pinhead and less than half the thickness of a human hair – and is bioengineered to mimic the natural cornea. The outpatient procedure takes about 10 minutes and patients go back to most of their daily activities the next day.

“We’ve been following this remarkable Raindrop technology for some time, and I think it is a very effective solution designed for people who want to reduce or eliminate their reading glasses,” said Jennifer Murray, MD. “If you’re frustrated with the inability to see close-up, there’s nothing to lose except your reading glasses.”

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June of 2016, and has been available around the world for several years prior to approval in the US.

Dr. Jennifer Murray has been practicing in ophthalmology for over 20 years. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in cornea, external diseases and refractive surgeries.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website MCCEyeInstitute.com or call us at 850.474.8436.