Raindrop Inlay

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the inlay, exactly?

It is a tiny disc, about the size of a pinhead. It is comprised of approximately 80 percent water and is placed just beneath the surface of the eye. It works by gently changing the central curvature of the cornea, clear front part of the eye. Raindrop® is made of a soft, biocompatible material similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea.

Is it painful?

Numbing drops are given for the procedure, but most patients do not experience any pain.

Does it interfere with far vision?

While Raindrop is implanted in one eye only, both eyes work together to create one image. The Raindrop eye provides an improvement in near vision associated with a slight decrease in distance vision. With both eyes working together there is not a compromise for distance vision and patients still have a significant improvement in near vision.

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The Raindrop Inlay is so small…

Raindrop Compared to a Penny

And you can’t even see it!

Actual Picture of Raindrop in Eye

Is it safe for the eye?

Extensive trials and usage show that it is safe. This was confirmed by the US FDA. Raindrop is bioengineered to facilitate the transport of nutrients and fluid to the eye.

Can the inlay be removed if necessary?

Yes, the Raindrop can be removed and most patients go back to their vision before Raindrop.

How does it work in low light?

Very well. Since Raindrop is transparent 99.7% of light passes through the inlay reaches the back of the eye where the image is processed.1 Raindrop offers patients good performance in all lighting conditions.

Who developed this product?

The company that developed manufactures, and markets Raindrop is ReVision Optics, Inc. based in Southern California. The company focuses on the research and development of custom optical solutions dedicated to presbyopic vision correction.

Where is Raindrop® available?

Right here at Keil Lasik Vision Center in Grand Rapids. Dr. Keil was the first surgeon, and only as of November 2016, in the state of Michigan to offer the Raindrop Inlay (He was also the first, and only as of August 2015, in the state to offer the Kamra Inlay). He is one of the few doctors in the country with the skills, training, experience and technology for this specialized procedure.
For more information contact us.

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