Kugler Vision to Perform Nebraska’s first KAMRA inlay procedures
New FDA approved treatment to reduce need for reading glasses after age 40. This Wednesday, October 7, Kugler Vision in Omaha, NE will perform the state’s first KAMRA inlay procedures. The KAMRA inlay is a small device implanted in the clear front surface of the eye. The Omaha ophthalmology practice seeks to reduce the frustration of reading glasses with this revolutionary treatment for age related near vision loss– a condition that affects everyone as they progress into their 40s.
Near vision loss is commonly cited as one of the most frustrating aspects of aging. This near vision loss, called “presbyopia,” affects all people as they enter their 40s and 50s. The lens of the eye becomes less flexible over time, compromising the eye’s ability to focus up close. This results in dependence on reading glasses or bifocals. This condition currently affects over 1 billion people worldwide.
For active and “on the go” people who are used to being visually independent, this sudden reliance on reading glasses is a source of frustration and decreases quality of life. Through use of the KAMRA inlay procedure, millions of people can be freed from their dependence on reading glasses.
An Omaha native, Lance Kugler, MD has strong ties to the community and is pleased to bring this life-changing technology to the area: “Improving near vision after age 40 is the last frontier in vision correction technology. The KAMRA inlay is the first treatment specifically for this problem.
At Kugler Vision our mission is to remain on the forefront of scientific advancements that improve our patients’ lives, and we are excited to be the first practice in Nebraska to offer this new near-vision technology.” The KAMRA inlay was approved by the FDA in April, 2015 and has been implanted over 20,000 times worldwide.
Lance Kugler, MD is available to the media to speak further on this exciting technology and the lifestyle benefits it provides.
More About Kugler Vision
Kugler Vision is Nebraska’s premier provider of vision correction solutions for every stage of life. The practice serves Omaha and the surrounding area with: vision care for ages ten and above, LASIK, Laser Cataract Surgery, and Advanced Lens Replacement. The practice’s mission is to provide compassionate, convenient and personalized care to patients while remaining on the forefront of science and technology.
This uncompromising commitment to the highest-level of technology and expertise has led to Dr. Kugler’s development of the most advanced level of treatment and diagnostic technology in the state– one of a handful in the United States. Dr. Kugler serves as the Director of Refractive Surgery for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is involved in sports vision enhancement programs for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and regularly participates in numerous FDA clinical trials. For more information regarding Wednesday’s historic KAMRA inlay procedures and the advanced technology used, stay tuned! We will be doing live Tweets on October 7, 2015 of the 8 patients receiving the KAMRA Inlay.
Lance Kugler, MD, is a specialist in LASIK and vision correction surgery and CEO of Kugler Vision. A proud Omaha native, he is passionate about improving lives through clear vision. Dr. Kugler serves on several national boards, and his practice is recognized internationally as a center of excellence. Dr. Kugler is one of the original founders of the Refractive Surgery Alliance, an international organization comprised of over 350 of the world’s leading vision correction surgeons; he also served as its first president. In 2019, Dr. Kugler was selected as a TEDx speaker, and delivered a talk in Omaha about the worldwide epidemic of nearsightedness and refractive solutions. Dr. Kugler is an Associate Professor of Refractive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Truhlsen Eye Institute, has been published in many medical journals, and participates in numerous clinical studies to advance the field of vision correction surgery. Dr. Kugler and his wife are proud parents to five active kids. When he has a spare moment, he enjoys skiing, tennis, travel, and fine coffee.