A recent CBS News article discussed the latest in vision correction technology. The FDA just approved eye drops that correct age-related blurred near vision, aka presbyopia, that typically affects people over the age of 40. The product is called Vuity, and it aims to replace reading glasses for the 128 million Americans who need them.
The prescription drops take effect after just 15 minutes, and improve vision for up to 10 hours. They work by leveraging the eye’s ability to reduce pupil size, which in turn expands the depth of field so your eyes can focus at different ranges naturally. Vuity works best in people between the ages of 40 and 55, and runs about $80 for a 30-day supply. Currently, the drops are not covered by insurance, and likely won’t be as they aren’t considered “medically necessary.”