After the age of 40, many people face difficulties focusing their vision on small objects or small print. This phenomenon is called presbyopia and is one of the signs of aging. And although it has been known since ancient times, only recently the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Vuity drops, which can help out approximately 128 million Americans. This tool adjusts accommodation in about 15 minutes, and works from 6 to 10 hours.
According to 54-year-old Toni Wright from Pennsylvania, one of the 750 participants in the clinical experiment, she previously had to keep a pair of glasses in the office, bathroom, kitchen and car – without them she simply could not navigate. Now, albeit temporarily, the drops help her feel confident, especially when working at a computer.
According to the head of the study, Dr. George Waring, the new drug, the main active ingredient of which is the long-known pilocarpine, narrows the diameter of the pupil, which allows you to increase the clarity of vision at a short distance. A monthly course will cost about $ 80, the greatest effect is observed when used at the age of 40-55 years, and side effects are headaches, redness of the eyes and coordination disorders observed until the brain learns to determine the distance.
Waring warned that the remedy is not a panacea — it should not be used when driving at night and working in poorly lit rooms. In addition, it is effective only for minor visual disorders and at the age of 65, when the process of visual impairment becomes irreversible.
It should also be taken into account that insurance does not compensate for the purchase of Vuity, and, according to doctors, this is unlikely to happen, since drops are not vital, and glasses remain a less expensive alternative. However, it is possible that many will go to the expense to feel comfortable and not worry if the glasses are left in the next room…