MISSION, Kan., May 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — (Family Features) As a mother, entrepreneur, actress and producer Eva Longoria relies on her ability to see clearly up close whether she’s reading a script, texting, or checking the messages on her phone. From her early 40s, she needed brighter light for reading, enlarging text on her phone, and holding things at arm’s length or squinting to see more clearly up close.
Longoria was facing a problem that affects an estimated 128 million Americans: presbyopia, or age-related blurry near vision. While the term presbyopia is not well known, age-related blurry near vision is a challenge all too familiar to many adults over 40. It’s a common and progressive condition that can be diagnosed through a simple eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. People like Longoria, who struggled to see up close as they got older, have relied on reading glasses, contact lenses, or surgery to manage their age-related blurry near vision.
However, Longoria learned of another option to treat age-related blurry near vision called VUITY™ (pilocarpine HCl eye solution) 1.25%, the first and only FDA-approved prescription eye drop to treat age-related blurry near vision in adults. With one drop in each eye once a day, VUITY improves near vision without affecting distance vision. It is important not to use VUITY if you are allergic to any of the ingredients and use caution if driving at night or engaging in hazardous activities in low light. Please see additional important safety information below.
Longoria has teamed up with Allergan, an AbbVie company, to share her experiences with age-related blurry near vision.
“You’d be surprised how many times a day my age-related blurry near vision gets in the way,” she said. “When I first heard about VUITY, I couldn’t believe there were eye drops that could potentially help me see more clearly up close. I needed to study more and after speaking to my eye doctor he confirmed that I have presbyopia and gave me a prescription for VUITY. It was a good option for me to give my reading glasses a break, which helps when I’m at home and on set — even when I’m at the grocery store.”
In clinical studies, people who placed one drop of VUITY in each eye once a day were able to read an additional three lines or more on a near vision chart.
“Prioritizing eye health is important to your overall health,” Longoria said. “Make an appointment with your eye doctor to learn how best to manage your age-related blurry near vision and see if VUITY is right for you.”
If you need an eye doctor, visit VUITY.com to find your local eye doctor.
This press release is sponsored by Allergan, an AbbVie company.
VUITY (pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 1.25% Uses and Important Safety Information
VUITY™(Pilocarpine Hydrochloride Eye Solution) 1.25% is a prescription eye drop used in the treatment of blurred near vision (presbyopia) in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
- Do not use VUITY if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Be careful when driving at night or engaging in dangerous activities under poor lighting.
- There may be temporary issues when switching focus between near and far objects. Do not drive or operate machinery if visibility is not clear.
- See a doctor right away if you notice sudden vision loss.
- If you wear contact lenses, they should be removed before using VUITY. After ingestion, wait 10 minutes before putting the contact lenses back in.
- Do not touch any surface with the dropper tip as this may contaminate the contents.
- If more than one topical eye medication is used, the medications must be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
- The most common side effects are headache and eye redness. These are not all of the possible side effects of VUITY.
For complete prescribing information, visit www.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.
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