The FDA has approved a new eye drop called Vuity that can help you say goodbye to reading glasses if you are under age 65, CBS News reports.
Vuity takes effect in about 15 minutes and lasts for 6 to 10 hours. The drops make use of the eye’s inherent ability to reduce its pupil size.
“Reducing the pupil size expands the depth of field or the depth of focus, and that allows you to focus at different ranges naturally,” George waring, principal investigator of Vuity’s clinical trial, told CBS.
They did a test on 750 participants who reported being happy with the results. “It’s definitely a life-changer,” said Toni Wright, one of the participants.
For a 30-day supply, it’s about $80. They do come with side effects such as headaches and red eyes, and users are warned not to apply the drops while driving at night or while in low-light conditions.
“This is something that we anticipate will be well tolerated long term, but this will be evaluated and studied in a formal capacity,” Waring said.
As of right now, this is not covered by medical insurance, and doctors believe it likely never will be. They consider this more of a luxury than a necessity.