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Tired of Wearing Reading Glasses?
Be Part of a Clinical Research Study for the Improvement of Near Vision
If you are between the ages of 45 and 60, your days of needing reading glasses could be over. A medical research study that may minimize your need for reading glasses is underway at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute.
About the Clinical Study
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the investigational Presbia Flexivue Microlens™ implanted in presbyopes for improvement of near vision.
The ideal patient is motivated to reduce their dependence on reading glasses. Men and women may have slightly different motivators; lifestyle, aesthetics, and convenience are commonplace motivators.
Qualified participants receive all study-related care and the Presbia Flexivue Microlens at no cost.
To qualify for this study, you must:
- Be between 45-60 years old
- Need and wear reading glasses +1.50 D to +3.50 D
- Have good distance vision 20/25 or better in each eye
- Be in good health
Additional inclusion criteria may apply.
You are not eligible if:
- Ever diagnosed with serious eye disease such as glaucoma, or had any serious eye injuries
- On medication to control diabetes
- Taking any systemic or topical steroids (with the exception of nasal sprays)
- Pregnant or planning a pregnancy
Additional exclusion criteria may apply.
FAQs about the Presbia Flexivue Microlens
Q: What is the Presbia Flexivue Microlens?
A: The Presbia Flexivue Microlens is a small lens containing your customized reading correction. It is 3mm in diameter and less than a quarter of a human hair in thickness. Much like a miniature contact lens.
Q: How does it work?
A: The Presbia Flexivue Microlens is placed into the cornea of one eye, your non-dominant eye. This allows for both distance and near vision with the dominant eye optimized for distance vision.
Q: Does it work? Is it effective?
A: The Presbia Flexivue Microlens works very well. Seventy-five percent* of patients are completely independent of reading glasses afterwards, with a small percentage using them only for very specific tasks/very small print.
Q: Will I still need reading glasses afterwards?
A: In a study Presbia conducted outside of the United States, 75% of patients were completely independent of reading glasses afterwards, with a small percentage using them only for very specific tasks.
Q: Is the surgery painful?
A: The eye will be anaesthetized with eye drops before surgery. You will feel some pressure to the eye during the procedure but you should not feel pain.
Q: How long does it take?
A: The surgery typically takes 10-15 minutes.
Q: How soon afterwards will I be able to read?
A: Most patients are able to read within a few hours of surgery, but it may take about 3-6 months to settle. Your doctor can discuss this in more detail when they have done the initial assessment.
Q: Are there any risks?
A: Every surgery carries an element of risk, so too the Presbia Flexivue Microlens surgery. Your Optometrist/Surgeon can discuss this in more detail during your initial assessment.
Q: How long do I need to take off work?
A: Your doctor will let you know if you need to take time off of work.
Q: Am I a candidate?
A: Most people would be candidates, but not everyone. The intention of the initial assessment is to examine the health and anatomy of your eye, your specific vision requirements and expectations in order to establish if you are a good candidate.
Q: What are the costs of participation?
A: Eligible participants will receive all study-related medical care, including examinations, procedure, and the investigational device at no cost. In addition, participants will receive compensation.
*Source: 12-month results from Presbia OUS study (CPL-10-002).