FDA approves new vision treatment to eliminate need for reading glasses

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The FDA has approved a new vision correction treatment for those who need reading glasses.

The West Georgia Eye Care Center on Whittlesey Boulevard in Columbus will be the first providers in our region.

The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a small device inserted into the cornea that alleviates the need for reading glasses.

Dr. James Brooks Jr. with West Georgia Eye Care says the procedure takes only about 10 minutes to complete.

"One of the last hurtles in eye care has been the ability to find a procedure that works well to get rid of the nuance for reading glasses and this has that promise," Dr. Brooks said.

The implant got its name because it looks like a drop of water and is only about 2 millimeters in size.

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