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Professional Racecar Driver Gets Kamra Inlay

The suc­cess of the Kam­ra Inlay has been tremen­dous and is even trust­ed by those that depend on extreme vision acu­ity for their liveli­hood. James “CJ” Col­lier, a pro­fes­sion­al race­car dri­ver, began los­ing his near vision as he aged. Being a race­car dri­ver, he need­ed to con­tin­u­al­ly cycle his vision focus from gauges on the dash­board to the track through­out the race. Hav­ing elect­ed to under­go the Kam­ra Inlay pro­ce­dure, James knew that he need­ed to fix his vision if he want­ed to con­tin­ue rac­ing.

Extreme­ly sat­is­fied with the results of the surgery, Col­lier is now back to doing what he does best, rac­ing. “It was instan­ta­neous. It was real­ly kind of excit­ing because I was reach­ing for my glass­es and real­ized I didn’t need them,” Col­lier said.

As we age, many of us will strug­gle with our vision as a result of pres­by­opia (the nat­ur­al loss of near vision) even if there has been no pri­or his­to­ry of vision issues. Pres­by­opia is caused when the nat­ur­al lens in our eye, that is elas­tic and flex­i­ble in our 20’s and 30’s, begins to stiff­en. This stiff­en­ing of the lens makes it dif­fi­cult for the eye to adjust and focus the vision on objects that are close, so to com­pen­sate for this we may find our­selves mov­ing things fur­ther away in order to gain focus.

Kam­ra Inlay received FDA approval as the first legit­i­mate option for patients that suf­fer from pres­by­opia. Before the Kam­ra Inlay was approved, mono­vi­sion surgery was real­ly the only option to cor­rect for this. The Kam­ra Inlay is an implantable, reversible pro­ce­dure that involves plac­ing a small, very thin lens inside the first few lay­ers of the cornea. The pin­hole in the lens allows light that comes into the eye to focus prop­er­ly. This restores the patients’ near vision while main­tain­ing their dis­tance vision as well.

To learn more about this life-enhanc­ing pro­ce­dure, con­tact Dia­mond Vision today. Dia­mond Vision and the award win­ning sur­geons is the most trust name in laser eye surgery. With offices through­out the Tri-State area, includ­ing Man­hat­tan and Atlanta, bet­ter vision is con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed for you. Vis­it us today to sched­ule your free con­sul­ta­tion to dis­cuss your options for enhanc­ing your vision.

December 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Professional Racecar Driver Gets Kamra Inlay

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.

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