Look, we all get old, you can’t really fight it. But if you’ve been putting off the inevitable purchase of drugstore reading glasses because of a little vanity, well, I don’t blame you, and maybe you can put it off a little longer.
According to Scientific American, the recently released “Vuity” is an eye drop treatment that counteracts the stiffening of the eye’s lens with aging. Available by prescription, Vuity is the first of dozens of eye drop treatments currently undergoing clinical trial. The technical term for aging into the need for reading glasses is “presbyopia,” and it can make reading big books, in a sustained way, particularly hard. So how can eye drops fix this? Well:
They do so by shrinking the pupil, the part of the eye that channels light toward the retina, which turns this stimulation into visual signals for the brain. Reducing the pupil opening is similar to reducing the aperture on a camera lens. It blocks extraneous light from more distant objects, bringing the nearby ones into sharper focus.
Hey, I think you look cute in reading glasses… but I promise I won’t blame you for trying these out.