Get Great Vision Near and Far in Only 10 Minutes

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-May-2017

Turning 40 is a milestone birthday for most adults. It’s also the age when near vision naturally declines and drugstore or prescription readers become a necessity for many. Enter the new, FDA-approved Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay.

According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D., “One of the biggest complaints I hear from patients over 40 is they are sick and tired of wearing readers. Now, with the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, qualified patients can say goodbye to readers following a short, 10-minute eye procedure.”

Dr. Whitman has been recognized as one of the top LASIK eye surgeons in North Texas and the country. He was also heavily involved with the clinical trials for the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay and performed more Raindrop procedures during the trial period than any other eye surgeon.

So how does the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay work?

“During the Raindrop procedure to improve reading vision, we use a laser to create a flap to lift the cornea, then implant a clear, 2mm inlay over the pupil area of the non-dominant eye. The procedure steepens the cornea just enough to provide good near vision with very little compromise in distance vision,” explains Dr. Whitman.

Patient Kristy Halyburton explains how her personal and professional life has improved following the Raindrop procedure.

Correct Near and Distance Vision in 10 minutes with Raindrop and LASIK

People who are fed up with needing reading glasses AND wearing glasses and contacts to correct distance vision may be good candidates to undergo the Raindrop and LASIK (off label) eye procedures simultaneously.

As Dr. Whitman explains, “While the FDA trials for the Raindrop inlay were designed and approved to solely treat presbyopia (near vision), we have had great success performing the Raindrop procedure in combination with LASIK as an off label treatment.

“The Raindrop procedure is similar to our all laser LASIK procedure, so we can actually perform LASIK at the same time with the same laser. Even better, the dual procedure only takes about 10 minutes and is virtually painless. ”

SPECIAL OFFER: New LASIK patients can qualify for a $200 voucher toward Maui Jim® sunglasses! To learn how to save $1,500 on LASIK and more, click here.

Are YOU a good candidate for the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay and LASIK?

During the clinical trials for Raindrop, Dr. Whitman and the other surgeons were able to find out who is and who is not a good candidate for the procedure.

“Most adults over the age of 40 who have healthy eyes are good candidates for Raindrop, but it isn’t for everybody. During the clinical trials we found that people with underlying eye problems, like cataracts, or those who have undergone previous corneal surgery, like LASIK or RK (radio keratectomy), typically were not good candidates for the procedure.

“However if you are 40 or older and are dependent on reading glasses for your near vision, Raindrop can be a good choice. Our oldest patient is 80 years of age and had already had cataract surgery,” says Dr. Whitman.

Over the years, eye surgeons like Dr. Whitman have also been able to determine which patients are the best candidates for LASIK and which are not. That’s why LASIK patient satisfaction has jumped from 60 to 96 percent.

According to Dr. Whitman, “The best – and only – way to find out if you’re a good candidate for either or both procedures is to schedule a consultation with an eye surgeon experienced in performing Raindrop and LASIK. Even if you are not a good candidate, Key-Whitman offers other procedures that may better suit your needs.”

Come in for a FREE consultation and save $1,500 off of LASIK eye surgery through the end of May

If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and want to find out if the Raindrop and/or LASIK eye procedure is right for you, let’s talk! We can help you weigh your vision correction options.

From now until May 31, 2017, LASIK patients can take advantage of:

  1. $1,500 off LASIK Value Package list price (surgery must take place by end of June).
  2. $200 voucher to put toward a pair of Maui Jim® sunglasses.
  3. Two movie passes.
  4. Financing options! Ask us about $99/month payment plans, interest-free payments for up to 24 months or extended payments for up to 60 months.

For full details, visit our LASIK Special page or call (972) 905-9128 to learn more about LASIK surgery and the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay procedure at our state-of the-art Dallas eye surgery center. If you prefer to connect with us online, please fill out the handy online appointment form here.


Jeffrey Whitman, M.D., is a nationally renowned eye surgeon, board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and he has been the President and Chief Surgeon of Key-Whitman Eye Centers in Dallas since 1996 and is currently President of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society. Dr. Whitman is a frequent participant in clinical trials and is known as a respected researcher, innovator and leader in refractive cataract surgery, LASIK eye surgery and for his extensive experience implanting high-technology lenses. He is frequently called upon to serve on the boards of local and national medical associations and organizations. Dr. Whitman and his wife reside in Dallas and enjoy fitness, playing tennis, snow skiing and traveling.

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