(Family Features) If you find yourself using a brighter light to read, holding your favorite book at arm’s length, or squinting to see up close, you are not alone. Approximately 128 million people in the United States have presbyopia, or age-related blurry near vision, a common and progressive eye condition affecting most people over 40.1,2
As you hit middle age, the lenses of your eyes become less flexible, and you may find it more difficult to see up close.3 Presbyopia can be diagnosed through a basic eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist.4
Toni Wright is one of the many people who experiences age-related blurry near vision. “As I’ve gotten older, my vision has changed, and it has become almost impossible to see clearly up close unless I wear my readers. After speaking with my doctor, I learned that I have presbyopia. Realizing that I needed to start using readers showed me how important it was to address this condition.”
Until now, some of the options to manage presbyopia have been reading glasses, contact lenses or surgery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the first and only prescription eye drop to treat presbyopia, or age-related blurry near vision, in adults. The once-daily prescription eye drop called VUITY™ (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 1.25%, improves near and intermediate vision without impacting distance vision. Do not use VUITY if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. See additional Important Safety Information below.
As you age, it’s important to care for your eye health. The following are some easy steps you can take:
Scheduling an appointment with an eye care professional is the first step, and if you’re experiencing age-related blurry near vision, talk to your eye care professional to see if VUITY is right for you. Visit VUITY.com to learn more.
This release is sponsored by Allergan, an AbbVie company.
VUITY Use and Important Safety Information
USEVUITY™ (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 1.25% is aprescription eye drop used to treat age-related blurry near vision (presbyopia) in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Please see full Prescribing Information at VUITY.com or call 1-833-MY-VUITY.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
SOURCE: Allergan, an AbbVie Company
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