Have you been noticing that your eyelids seem droopy, or low lying? Do people ask you if you are tired? This condition is called ptosis [TOH-SIS] and there is a new prescription eye drop that may be able to help! Typically ptosis can be treated with a surgical intervention, but some people want to avoid surgery or aren’t surgical candidates due to their mild presentation.
Upneeq is an eye drop that once applied can raise your upper eyelid, typically within 15 minutes giving you a wider, more alert gaze. Some people who take this also notice that it can help to whiten the eye as well.
Actual patient image courtesy of Dr. Alex Kabiri
If you are interested in this, please ask at your next comprehensive eye exam. Your optometrist will ensure there are no contraindications with your eyes, or medications before prescribing. We have samples available in our offices, so you will be able to try it before committing.
This medication is only available through one specialized pharmacy and they will contact you once they receive the prescription and confirm your information. They will send your supply to you within 3-5 days. You can choose between a 1 month or 3 month supply, although it might last longer, as most people will not use this drop everyday, choosing to use it instead on certain occasions.
-Dr. Angela To | Myoptic Optometry
Image is of an actual patient. Individual results may vary. Average upper eyelid lift with Upneeq in clinical studies was 1 mm.
*Upneeq is the only FDA-approved prescription eyedrop for acquired ptosis (low-lying lids) that lifts your upper eyelids to open your eyes.