Vuity- An eye drop to replace reading glasses?

Vuity (pilocarpine HCl Ophthalmic Solution 1.25%)

Do you have trouble seeing up close? Are you interested in trying a different option than reading glasses?

Presbyopia is a progressive, age-related eye condition that reduces the eyes’ ability to focus on near objects.  This condition is why adults need to use readers, or remove their nearsighted glasses, to be able to see print at near (usually after reaching the age of 40).

There is now a new FDA  approved prescription eye drop that can temporarily improve your eye’s near focusing ability and lessen your need to use reading glasses.  Call our office in Grand Rapids at 616-949-8500 to get more information.  If you have not had an eye exam at our office in the past year, you will need to have a comprehensive eye exam completed to discuss options with your doctor.

To learn more about Vuity, visit


Can I use this drop if I wear contacts?

  • Yes you can.  If you are already in a multifocal or monovision design, where your contact has distance AND near vision correction, then you will need to talk to your doctor on how this will affect your reading vision.  Contact lenses should not be in your eye when the drop is put in.  Wait at least 10 minutes after dosing before inserting contact lenses.

How long does the medication last?

  • 6 hours or longer, up to 10 hours found in studies.

Is Vuity approved by the FDA?

  • Yes!  Vuity is the first and only eye drop approved by the FDA for the treatment of Presbyopia.

What are the common side effects?

  • Mild headache after initial drop instillation and some redness have been reported.

Reach for Vuity instead of your reading glasses. By prescription only. Call 616-949-8500 for details.