Posted by: Carolinas Center for Sight in Near Vision Correction

It’s that time of year when we start to think about our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) to make sure that we are maximizing our tax savings. To get the most benefit, you have to spend every dollar you set aside for medical expenses. It seems so logical and easy to do, but often times the end of the year rolls around and we are left with an unexpected surplus in our FSA accounts. And as you know, if you don’t use it, you will lose it. But before you start using the money to stock up on reading glasses, have you considered eliminating the need for them in the first place? A corneal inlay like the KAMRA® inlay could free you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses. There are many reasons why you could benefit from using your flexible spending dollars for a corneal inlay. 

Here are five: 1. It’s a fact. Nearly everyone will eventually lose near vision. Over time, our eyes begin to decline in performance. It usually starts in our 40s and 50s. We find ourselves holding things further away and increasing the font size on our smart phones and tablets. But inevitably the loss becomes more and more pronounced and we end up seeking out reading glasses,or bifocals or multifocal eyeglasses or contact lenses. The fact is that everyone experiences some loss of focusing power for near objects eventually, even if they never needed vision correction before.

2. Near vision loss is perfectly natural, but endlessly frustrating. Near vision loss is a perfectly normal occurrence. In our 20s and 30s, the lens of our eyes are soft and flexible, allowing the tiny muscles in our eyes to reshape them and focus on objects both near and far away. But over time, the natural lens begins to harden, making it more and more difficult to focus up close. As a result, our near vision gets blurrier and blurrier and we end up getting more and more frustrated.

3. It might have a fancy Greek name, but it’s not the title we are hoping for. This loss of near vision  is called Presbyopia (pres-bee-OH-pee-uh). And when it happens to you, you are considered to be a presbyope. You can have presbyopia and other refractive errors at the same time, or you might claim presbyope as your sole title. But either way, when it starts to happen to you, it’s one title you would gladly go without.  

4. The KAMRA corneal inlay could restore your near vision and eliminate the need for reading glasses altogether. There is something you can do about the natural loss of near vision. It’s called the KAMRA corneal inlay. It helps restore your near vision and reduce the constant frustrations of reading glasses. It provides a natural range of vision – from near to far – and can give you the visual freedom you’ve been dreaming about.

5. KAMRA inlay? Tell me more! The KAMRA inlay is a tiny mini-ring, smaller and thinner than a contact lens, with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. The inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea, and uses the pinhole to focus light coming into the eye. When only focused light enters your eye, you can see clearly up close while maintaining your distance vision. The inlay is inserted during a brief 15-minute procedure right in your ophthalmologist’s office. And you could still be a candidate, even if you’ve had LASIK in the past. See this link for more Information. Your eyesight is precious. And your tax-saving FSA can help defray the costs associated with restoring your near vision. Check your suitability. See for yourself if the KAMRA inlay is right for you. This blog was originally posted at