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Presbyopia

What Is Presbyopia?

Do you find yourself scanning a menu with a flashlight in a dimly lit restaurant? Do you experience eye strain after reading or need to hold reading material at arm’s length? If you’re also over the age of 40, you may have presbyopia, otherwise known as age-related blurry near vision. Presbyopia affects nearly 128 million Americans. As you age, the lenses in your eyes lose flexibility and harden, which makes it difficult to focus on near objects.

Simulation of blurry book pages

Presbyopia, or age-related blurry near vision, is a common, progressive eye condition that reduces the eye’s ability to focus on close objects, affecting most adults over age 40.1, 2 The image above reflects how someone with presbyopia would view text.

Vuity: A Presbyopia Treatment

Vuity is the first and only FDA-approved prescription eye drop to treat presbyopia. This treatment works to reduce pupil size, which increases the depth of focus and lessens patients’ reliance on reading glasses. To improve near vision, simply place one drop in each eye once a day.

When using Vuity, please remember:

  • You cannot wear contacts while placing the drops. 10 minutes after using Vuity, you can reinsert your contacts.
  • Administer Vuity and other eye drops at least five minutes apart.
Vuity drop packaging

Next Steps

Valley Eye is committed to providing you with the most advanced and effective presbyopia treatments, and Vuity helps us do just that. Contact us today, and we’ll find a treatment plan that’s right for you. To learn more about Vuity, schedule an exam or complete the self-evaluation.

Vuity Examination

During your examination, our staff will assess your symptoms, discuss your treatment options, and answer any questions you might have.

  1. Zebardast N, Friedman DS, Vitale S. The prevalence and demographic associations of presenting near-vision impairment among adults living in the United States. Am J Opthalmol. 2017;174: 134-144.
  2. Mayo Clinic. Presbyopia Symptoms & causes. mayoclinic.org. Accessed November 2021.
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