As we age our ability to see up close slowly declines, making it increasingly more difficult to read fine print. In the past, it was common to solve this by utilizing glasses, specifically for reading. However, Michigan Eye Institute now offers corneal inlay surgery as an effective solution utilizing Raindrop® Near Vision Inlays.

This small transparent, curved disk is made of approximately 80% water and from similar material to a soft contact lens. The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is placed just below the surface of the eye in a 10-minute procedure. The placement of the inlay reshapes the front of the eye allowing for improved near and intermediate vision.


  • On average, patients saw an improvement of 5 lines of near vision on an eye chart within one week of surgery.
  • 98% could read a newspaper again.
  • 88% could read fine print or equivalent.
  • 76% of people could read an email on screen.


For more information, visit the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay website.

Is this solution for me?

To get more information about Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay, send us a message. One of our associate will contact you to set up an appointment with a Michigan Eye Institute doctor.