Get the First FDA-Approved Presbyopia Drop at Parkhurst NuVision

The eye doctors at Parkhurst NuVision are dedicated to staying at the forefront of ophthalmology in order to bring the best vision correction solutions to patients in San Antonio. We are excited to share a revolutionary development in treating presbyopia. VUITY is a presbyopia-correcting eye drop that will allow people to temporarily regain their near vision for less dependence on reading glasses or bifocals.

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the name for age-related near vision loss that makes it increasingly difficult to see up-close in mid-life. Presbyopia is caused by a loss of flexibility in the eye’s natural lens and it causes many people to turn to reading glasses. While it is a part of the natural aging process, presbyopia can cause a lot of frustration to people who don’t like the look or feel of reading glasses. Using readers can be annoying when you switch between tasks or constantly misplace them. VUITY gives you the opportunity to enjoy your day free from the hassles of reading glasses.

How Does VUITY Work?

The Eye Drop That Improves Near Vision

VUITY is a prescription-only eye drop designed to temporarily correct presbyopia. It contains a medication called pilocarpine that works to constrict the size of the pupil in order to improve vision function—basically when your pupil is smaller, your eye can more easily see up close (think of a pinhole camera). This is the reason that many people with early presbyopia can see better in bright light. VUITY works best during the day, making it ideal for people who would like a near vision solution to help them get through the work day without reading glasses.

Benefits of VUITY

Laser Lens Treatment, also known as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), is a surgical solution that can permanently correct presbyopia as well as other refractive errors such as nearsightedness and astigmatism. Patients love Laser Lens Treatment because it can give them freedom from contact lenses and eyeglasses and also prevents cataracts from developing later in life.

  • Once daily drop is easy to use
  • Fast-acting—starts to work in as little as 15 minutes
  • Effects last up to 6 hours
  • Patients typically gain 3 or more lines of vision1
  • Developed by Allergan, which is a pharmaceutical leader in eye care

Frequently Asked Questions About VUITY

Who is a candidate for VUITY?

If you have mild-to moderate presbyopia and you would like to be less dependent on reading glasses, these eye drops may be right for you. Candidates are typically between 40 and 55 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of VUITY?

In clinical trials, side effects were rare and mild, with the most common being headaches and eye redness. VUITY is recommended for daytime use, as it could diminish visual acuity in low light.

Can eye drops eliminate my need for reading glasses?

VUITY can improve near vision for several hours a day, potentially enough to get through the work day without readers. However, they are not a permanent solution and you will likely still need reading glasses in the evening and on days that you do not use the eye drops.

Reading Vision Solutions in San Antonio, Texas

We know that many of our patients can benefit from an easy-to-use eye drop for presbyopia. However, some patients will be better suited for a permanent near-vision solution. As a leader in vision correction, we currently offer several advanced treatments that can help patients who are seeking to regain near vision and get out of reading glasses:

Laser Lens Treatment

Laser Lens Treatment, also known as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), is a surgical solution that can permanently correct presbyopia as well as other refractive errors such as nearsightedness and astigmatism. Patients love Laser Lens Treatment because it can give them freedom from contact lenses and eyeglasses and also prevents cataracts from developing later in life

 


 

Blended Vision Treatment

Blended vision is a LASIK technique that can be used to correct presbyopia by treating eyes for both far and near vision.

Corneal Inlay

A corneal inlay is a presbyopia solution for patients who have good distance vision (without nearsightedness). This small device is surgically implanted in order to help light focus through the eye’s natural lens.

Contact Us To Learn More

Do you have questions about which presbyopia treatment may be right for you? Take our vision correction quiz or contact us to schedule a consultation appointment.

 

1 Orasis Pharmaceuticals Ltd. A Multi-Center, Double-Masked Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of CSF-1 in the Treatment of Presbyopia. ClinicalTrials.gov. 21 March 2019. Available at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03885011?term=NCT03885011&draw=2&rank=1. Accessed October 11, 2021.

Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.