New eye medication designed to correct poor vision that comes with aging

A new eye drug has hit the market that lets you ditch your reading glasses. Prescription eye drops are designed to correct the blurry vision that accompanies aging.

Doctors call it a game changer for millions of people who can’t see or read things up close.

The drug, Vuity, is a form of eye drops that is the first of its kind to receive FDA approval and is now available by prescription.

The drug maker is called Allergen and the company says it only takes one drop in each eye and you will see clearly in about 15 minutes for the next six to 10 hours.

“The drug actually, what it does is it shrinks or makes your pupil smaller,” said Dr. Jennifer Loh, ophthalmologist at Loh Ophthalmology Associates.

“So it’s the opposite of dilation. Often, people think they need to have their eyes dilated for an exam when seeing an ophthalmologist. So it’s the opposite in fact. So gout makes the pupils smaller, and that allows us to have what is called an extended depth of field.

Possible side effects from the trials included a mild headache.

Eye drops cost around $ 80 per bottle, but they are not covered by insurance. For more information click here.

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