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Eye Exams

  • Catching problems in their early stages can prevent vision loss. An eye exam can do this by catching things you haven’t yet noticed.
  • Make the most of your exams by knowing how often to get them, and what information to bring with you.
  • Going to the eye doctor? Here’s what to expect, and what to remember.
  • Eye exams often begin by sharing information at the front desk, so be prepared.
  • You may want to ask some of these questions before or during your next eye exam.
  • Learn what common tests and procedures to expect during a routine eye exam.
  • A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear, and to generate your contact lens Rx.
  • When should your child have their first eye exam? Plus, learn about special considerations for developing eyes.
  • You may be given these common tests during a routine eye exam. Find out what you can expect.
  • It's important to understand the relationship between your eyes and any medications you may currently be using.
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Most people between the ages of 40-45 start to have difficulty seeing up close. This is called Presbyopia and slowly progresses until about the age of 65. This is a normal change due to the lens in the eye hardening and losing flexibility.

Vuity is 1.25% pilocarpine. This is not a new drug. It has been on the market for decades and is used to temporarily shrink the pupil size. It is now being rebranded as a drop that can help improve near vision. How does this work? By shrinking the pupil size, physics tells us this can increase our depth of focus. This drop will not CURE presbyopia. It can improve it while the drop is active and the near blur will return when the dose wears off after approximately 4-6 hours. This drop is recommended for individuals ages 40-55.

Dosage: one drop in each eye once per day. Side effects: possible brown ache or a mild headache. The cost at this time is about $80-90 per month at most pharmacies and insurance does not apply.