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Raindrop near vision replaces reading glasses

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Lasik eye surgery revolutionized long distance eye sight, helping patients achieve 20/20 vision almost immediately. Now, the man who first brought Lasik to D.C. is introducing a new procedure he said will do the same thing for people who want to throw away their reading glasses.Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky operates a busy adult and pediatric dental practice in Clarksville, MD. She has no time to waste tending to 40-patients a day, but her dependency on reading glasses was...

New 10-minute eye surgery may help some toss their reading glasses

Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest procedure to correct the blurry, close-up vision that comes with middle age. “It’s not bringing anybody back to being 20 again,” cautioned Dr. Shilpa Rose, a Washington ophthalmologist who tests whether patients’ eyes are healthy enough to qualify for the surgery. “But it decreases the need to rush to get that pair of reading glasses every time you want to send...

New way to restore vision without reading glasses

Nearly 11 million people in the United States have an eye condition called Presbyopia.For people of a certain age, it means you need reading glasses or bifocals to see things close up, but there's a new way to restore your near vision without reading glasses. It's called raindrop.Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky operates a busy adult and pediatric dental practice in Clarksville, Maryland. She has no time to waste tending to 40-patients a day. But her dependency on reading glasses was slowing her...