Raindrop Procedure

Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay Procedure

Raindrop is a clear circular implant – like a tiny contact lens – that is implanted just beneath the surface of your non-dominant eye. It is 2 millimeters in diameter (the size of a pinhead) and less than half the thickness of a human hair. The lens is designed so that it cannot be seen or felt once in place.

Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, performs the Raindrop outpatient procedure in approximately 10 minutes. First the non-dominant eye is numbed so you cannot feel the laser treatment performed to create the corneal flap or the insert of the Raindrop inlay. The corneal flap is replaced after the inlay is inserted; the flap heals naturally over the course of 24-48 hours. Most patients return to most of their daily activities the next day. Full vision improvement usually improves in a few weeks.

The Raindrop inlay is made of a proprietary hydrogel material comprised of nearly 80% water, ensuring effective nutrient diffusion and transfer through the cornea. It is commonly used in soft contact lenses. The lens works by gently reshaping the curvature of the cornea (the clear front part of the eye) so that it can more strongly focus light entering the eye.

Find Out if the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay in Jacksonville is Right for You

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