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Corneal Inlay Vision Correction Treatment

The Clearview Institute is proud to be one of the first clinics in North America to introduce a revolutionary advancement in near vision correction.

After over 10 years of research and development, completed clinical trials in Europe and Asia, over 15,000 inlays inserted worldwide, this breakthrough technology has received approval in Canada and is now available at the Clearview Institute.

This innovative procedure is for the correction of reading glasses. Presbyopia the requirement for reading glasses typically occurs over the age of 45, as the eyes age losing ability to change the focus of the eye to zoom from distance to near objects. Presbyopia will affect all of us at some point in our lives.


The Corneal inlay is an implant designed to reverse the effects of presbyopia and restore near and intermediate vision by using a tiny (3.8 mm diameter) microscopic black ring with a central 1.6 mm aperture that is only 5 microns thick. This is thinner than a single cell on the surface of the cornea and smaller than a contact lens. The surgeon places the inlay in the non-dominant eye either through a flap created in the surface of the cornea or in a pocket created in the corneal tissue in a process that usually takes less than 15 minutes. Once in place, the inlay allows only focused light to enter the eye while blocking unfocused light.

Corneal Inlay on left, smaller than a contact lens

Corneal Inlay on left, smaller than a contact lens

Corneal Inlay in comparison to the size of a stamp

Corneal Inlay in comparison to the size of a stamp

The principle is that a narrowed aperture to look through increases the depth of focus, allowing a full spectrum of vision from distance, intermediate, all the way to the tiniest line of print for near. It’s a similar concept to that found in photography where a narrowed aperture increases the depth of focus in the picture so objects both in the distance and in the foreground are seen with sharp relief.

Your surgeon Dr. Kranemann Medical Director MD, FRCS (c), DABO, Ophthalmologist is one of an élite group of surgeons world- wide, trained to perform this advanced revolutionary procedure. The technology and research behind the inlay give you the peace of mind you need to take control of your near vision loss.

Please contact us for more information on the Corneal Inlay procedure or to book an in-depth consultation to see if you are suitable for Corneal Inlay Vision.