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The Latest Innovation in Eyecare: Vuity

The latest innovation in eyecare:

The most common reason patients come in for routine eye exams without being prompted, is to have their blurry vision evaluated. While many patients are prescribed glasses in their youth to correct their blurry distance vision, there are a many worried patients who present to their eyecare provider for blurry vision in their 40’s, having never worn any glasses before. In your yearly 40’s, just about everyone will begin to develop a decrease in the quality of their near vision due to an aging change that occurs to the eye’s internal lens. This change in vision is called “presbyopia.” While presbyopia is a normal aging change and not a sign of disease, it can be incredibly frustrating for patients who have never worn glasses to suddenly need reading glasses, or even for normal spectacle wearers to suddenly need bifocals.

There has never been a treatment for presbyopia other than glasses and contact lenses until now.

Vuity (1.25% Pilocarpine Hydrochloride) is an eye drop prescribed for daily use that can increase the depth and clarity of near vision for patients with presbyopia. It is the first and only pharmaceutical treatment for presbyopia. The drop works by interacting with the iris and decreasing the size of the pupil. This has the optical effect of increasing your clarity and depth of focus.

The future of routine eyecare is exciting with new medications like Vuity being approved. If you are 40 years or older and find yourself frustrated with the need for reading glasses or bifocals, Vuity may restore your near vision and give you the same visual function you had before. If you’re interested, call our office today to make an appointment for your next eye exam!

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