If you are over the age of forty and struggling to do everyday tasks due to blurry near vision, Vuity may be right for you. At Diagnostic Eye Center, we offer this advancement in presbyopia treatment for those who qualify.
What Is Vuity?
Vuity is a prescription eye drop used to treat people who have presbyopia. The eye drop improves your near vision, and it’s the first and only FDA-approved drop for the treatment of presbyopia.
What Is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is a common eye condition where your eyes slowly lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. If you are in your early to mid-forties and you’re noticing blurry near vision at near, you may have presbyopia.
You may also notice that you’re having trouble reading at a normal reading distance or experiencing eye strain. Presbyopia is a natural result of aging.
It happens because the lens of your eye becomes harder and less flexible, which makes it difficult to focus on close-up tasks. Eye doctors most commonly treat presbyopia with glasses.
Other treatment options include eye drops like Vuity.
How Does Vuity Work?
The Vuity eye drops work by reducing your pupil size to provide clearer near vision. Once you put the drops in your eyes, you’ll notice that your near vision improves while your distance vision is maintained.
Most eye doctors prescribe Vuity in Houston to be used once daily in each eye. If you’re using any other eye drops, wait five minutes between drops.
You can expect to see results in your near vision within fifteen minutes of using Vuity. The drops will improve your near vision for up to six hours.
However, when you first start using Vuity, it may take a few days or even a few weeks to experience the full benefit of the drops.
Does Vuity Have Side Effects?
Although many people will experience the benefits of these drops without having any side effects, it’s important to know that they are a possibility. The most common side effects reported are headaches and eye redness.
Am I A Good Candidate For Vuity?
Your eye doctor is the best person to decide whether Vuity might be a good fit for you. Schedule an appointment and tell your eye doctor about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, such as trouble reading.
It is also important to tell your eye doctor about any medications you take at this visit. Your eye doctor will be able to know if you have presbyopia by completing a basic eye exam.
This eye exam will include a refraction assessment and an eye health exam, where your eyes may be dilated with special drops. After the exam, the eye doctor will discuss the best presbyopia treatment for your eyes.
The Vuity eye drops are not made to be a replacement for over-the-counter readers or other methods of presbyopia correction, so you may still need to wear reading glasses.
Can I Use Vuity If I Wear Contacts?
Yes, you can also use Vuity eye drops if you wear contacts. Take your contacts out and put the drops in your eyes.
Then wait ten minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
Can I Use Vuity After LASIK?
Yes, if you have had LASIK in Houston or any kind of laser vision correction procedure, you should still be able to use Vuity eye drops safely.
To ensure Vuity will best accomplish your vision goals, talk to your eye doctor.
How Can I Get Vuity?
You’ll need a prescription to get Vuity eye drops in Houston. Schedule an appointment with your eye doctor to get an eye exam and talk about the best presbyopia treatment for you.
If your doctor thinks Vuity is a good option, they will send a prescription to your local pharmacy.
It’s important to know that Vuity eye drops are not covered by any insurance plan and will be an out-of-pocket cost. That being said, most patients find that the benefits of Vuity are worth the cost!
Do you want to learn more about how Vuity eye drops can help improve your near vision? Schedule an appointment at Diagnostic Eye Center in Houston, TX, today!
The doctors at Diagnostic Eye Center have either authored or reviewed and approved this content.