What Are Vision Correction Eye Drops?
Presbyopia is a form of farsightedness that is brought on by age and can prevent patients from being able to see clearly up close. Though this can occur in younger patients, most people will not develop presbyopia until they are at least 40 years old. This is a very common condition that is part of the natural aging process as the lens in the eye begins to harden or stiffen with age. While there are surgical and laser solutions for this, Dr. Ralph Chu and his experienced staff at Chu Vision Institute are proud to offer VUITY, which is the first FDA-approved eye drop designed to negate the effects of farsightedness. If you think your vision may be being impacted by presbyopia and would like to treat this condition without the need for a procedure, consider visiting us in Minneapolis, MN, today.
"Where to even begin. I had been eagerly anticipating laser vision correction for at least 5 years but life continued to get in the way. I finally was in a position to move forward and found Dr. Chu and his practice upon moving to MN. I honestly do not have the words to express how thoroughly satisfied I am and continue to be with the entire experience. From the initial evaluation to the expert guidance, seamless follow up appointments, excellent communication, wonderful and friendly staff, truly knowledgeable physicians and providers who take the time to answer your questions, I could not be more pleased. I had initially wanted to have SMILE performed but, through the counsel of Drs. Heckman and Chu, underwent ASA with phenomenal results (and the vision continues to sharpen daily which is such an amazing thing to experience). Dr. Chu was able to take my vision from 20/500 (mostly from extremely severe astigmatism with coincident myopia) to 20/20. Most importantly, I was seeing 20/30 in my right eye the day following surgery and 20/20 by the 3-day follow up. At the risk of making this review too lengthy, I have to pay my respect not only to Dr. Chu's practice but to all the individuals who work there. From Dr. Hassan to Dr. Hampton, surgical intake nurses and all the techs, they legitimately made me feel like family. More than that, the work performed at this facility is second to none. I have already referred several colleagues for vision correction at Chu Vision. To top it off, Dr. Chu is honestly a stand up guy with some pretty amazing extracurriculars :) To anyone I may have missed, THANK YOU! Genuinely changing lives for the better. TL;DR - If you care about your eyes and want high-quality, complete care, look no further than Chu Vision. You will not be disappointed."- N.A. / Google / Aug 04, 2022
"I’m absolutely astounded at how instantly my vision was improved! I’ve gone from needing glasses for everything to having 20/20 vision again! I’m rather hesitant when it comes to needing anything medical. And now I want to tell everyone how incredible Dr Chu and his team are. From the folks helping to check you in to the kind and caring support on each and every visit, this has been my best experience EVER! Thank you to Nic, Asha and the research team, to all the Drs and the surgical team and to Dr Chu for believing in making a difference For ALL your eye needs, big or small, there is only one place you want to be. Chu Vision institute. Best decision I have made."- S.K. / Google / Sep 09, 2022
"This staff is absolutely amazing!!! They talk to you as a human and take the time to explain what they are going to do. They spend time answering questions and concerns. Dr. Chu and his team…I honestly couldn’t have asked for more. They genuinely care, and you can hear it in their voices. I was nervous, and as an adult male that can be….belittling…but they were amazing! They actually pumped up my confidence. I will never go anywhere else for my eyes. I plan on scheduling all my appointments with them. Give them a chance, they will not disappoint. I heard it in the waiting room, everyone was happy and appreciative. Thank you all for making my life better!"- B.J. / Google / Jun 10, 2022
"Dr. Chu did a wonderful job with my SMILE procedure, taking my -5.75 and -6 prescriptions to 20/20. My results are amazing, yes... but I think that being as nervous as I was, the thing that really made this experience phenomenal was the care that Dr. Chu, Dr. Heckman, and the whole team provided. I appreciate that they took the time to talk to me about all of my concerns before I scheduled my procedure - have really dialed in the actual day of your appointment so it's smooth and efficient and you always know what's going on and what to expect - and that they have continued to provide that level of care at every follow up appointment. I have always received such a warm welcome every time I have visited, and am grateful that they always find time to address any questions or concerns. PS - a special thank you to every technician I've been fortunate enough to meet at my appointments, you all provided such lovely, friendly conversation!"- N.M. / Google / Jun 28, 2022
"Can't speak highly enough about the results and experience I had with Dr. Chu and his team. After a Lasik procedure I have 20/20 vision. I was obviously a little concerned about having someone mess around with my eyeball with a laser... but the whole team at Chu Vision made me feel comfortable with the procedure and recovery and ensured I felt supported at every step. The procedure was a breeze - Dr. Chu has a great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable I was in good hands. Recovery was straightforward and it's now a full month that I've had great vision and not had to worry about corrective lenses. If you're considering refractive surgery with Chu, do it. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner."- B.A. / Google / Aug 03, 2022
Are Vision Correction Eye drops Right for Me?
VUITY is considered ideal for anyone who has been diagnosed with mild to moderate presbyopia. This often develops with time, meaning that most of our patients for this treatment are often 40 or older. VUITY is FDA-approved for the use of patients between the ages of 40 – 55. In some cases, patients may even develop consistent headaches from their inability to see effectively. If you notice yourself having to move things further and further away from your face in order to see clearly, you may have presbyopia and VUITY may be right for you. During your consultation with Dr. Chu, he'll be able to accurately diagnose your condition and identify whether or not vision correction eye drops are the proper form of treatment.
How Do Vision Correction Eye Drops Work?
Vision correction eye drops are administered in exactly the same way as normal eye drops. Patients will simply place one drop in each eye daily. Using proprietary technology, known as pHast, VUITY is able to rapidly adjust to the exact pH of the tear film within the eye. The solution is pilocarpine-based, allowing it to utilize the eye's natural ability to reduce pupil size and enhance close-up vision without sacrificing vision from a distance.
What Results Can I Expect from Vision Correction Eye Drops?
Despite its simple nature, the results of VUITY are noticeable almost immediately. Many patients report noticeable improvement to their near vision after only 15 minutes of receiving the treatment. These effects can typically last for up to six hours, during which time the patient should be able to see clearly from virtually any distance.
Vision Correction Eye Drops FAQ
How much does VUITY cost?
VUITY eye drops cost $79.99 a bottle
How long do the results of VUITY last?
Generally, patients notice the effects of VUITY for about six hours after administering the drops. This can vary slightly depending on your body and how it reacts to the drops, but most patients find themselves able to get through a large portion of their day with VUITY.
Are there any side effects associated with VUITY?
There are no serious side effects are associated with VUITY. However, there can be some minor side effects, including:
- Conjunctival hyperemia
- Blurry vision
- Eye irritation
- Eye pain
- Watery eyes
An Easy Solution to Presbyopia
Presbyopia is incredibly common, especially as patients reach middle age. Chu Vision Institute offers a number of solutions, including VUITY, a form of eye drops that can correct presbyopia for up to six hours. Contact our office in Minneapolis, MN today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chu and learn how this exciting treatment could benefit you.
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