What Is Upneeq?
Eyelids that droop may make you appear tired and cause your eyes to look smaller than they usually are. This condition, known as ptosis, can also interfere with the function of your eyes. But you don’t have to learn to live with a potentially haggard appearance. Enter Upneeq, an FDA-approved, once-daily prescription eye drop offered at Wang Vision Institute specifically designed to temporarily alleviate droopy eyelids. Patients typically see a lift in their upper eyelid with just one drop, offering a refreshed appearance. This is a game-changer for those affected by low-lying eyelids. Upneeq helps to contract a specific muscle, the Muller’s muscle, which leads to the elevation of the eyelid. This "drop and lift" solution provides cosmetic and functional benefits, making the eyes appear more awake and potentially improving vision. If you want to learn more about Upneeq, contact our team in Nashville, TN to schedule a consultation.
"I originally had LASIK back in 1999 and it was amazing but, just like the doctor shared, when I turned 45, my vision began to change. I always knew another enhancement was an option but this year I decided it was time. I first thought I would have the procedure done through my regular eye doctor (who offered vision enhancement procedures) but when they failed to call me back after numerous attempts to learn more, I decided not to trust my vision to someone who couldn’t even return a phone call. At that point, I decided to call Wang Vision Institute. I selected the Wang Vision Institute because I knew they were the best in town. When I called, they actually remembered that I had called the previous year to ask questions. It was the exact opposite experience. It was warm, friendly, and it inspired my trust and confidence. The initial examination was very thorough. After the exam I met with Jake Wysiadlowski, OD and he walked me through my options. I never knew there was so many! He made a recommendation and helped me make a decision on what would be best for me. I next met with Cameron Daniels, my Surgical Coordinator. Cameron walked me through the logistics and the pricing. At no point did I ever feel pushed or pressured to select the most expensive option. In fact, given my particular situation, they actually recommended one of the less expensive options. They worked with me to construct a plan that used both my HSA and my Limited Purpose FSA to cover the cost. Before the surgery, I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Abhilash Guduru, my surgeon. Everyone along the way explained what to expect, set realistic expectations for my vision and the recovery, and made sure I had the opportunity to ask lots of questions. I arrived at the surgery center on the day of my procedure and everyone was super nice and friendly. The environment really put me at ease. Once again, everyone clearly articulated what to expect and gave me the opportunity to ask questions. I could not have been made to feel more comfortable during the time leading up to the procedure and during the procedure. The procedure did not take long and at no time did I experience even the slightest amount of pain. I was given clear instructions on how to care for my eyes during the few weeks after the surgery and I have been following their instructions exactly. I have had no issues or discomfort whatsoever. The evening after the surgery I was amazed at how my vision had been corrected and restored. When I went back the next morning for my follow-up appointment with Dr. Guduru, my vision had already been restored to 20/20. I could not be more pleased. I have already recommended the Wang Vision Institute to my wife and I will do so to anyone else contemplating vision enhancement surgery. I would give my team the highest marks in every category. To those who might be apprehensive, I would say that it was easy and painless and that the end result of seeing was well worth it and life changing. I put my glasses in a drawer and am now able to see so much better- especially at night and while driving. My experience and results have been exactly what I had hoped for."- S.M. / Facebook / Dec 02, 2023
"I had a very good experience with getting the Smile procedure. It is 3 months after my procedure. I definitely did my research beforehand, and asked the doctor many questions, and he answered every one. The procedure itself was quick, (a few minutes per eye) and I did not feel any pain. Still a bit nerve-wracking, but the doctor talks you through it. Blurred vision the day of the procedure is normal. They say to keep your eyes closed as much as possible the rest of the day, and try to sleep. The first week of recovery was the most challenging because you have to put many different medicated drops in. But it’s worth it, I believe! The first day was the hardest, but every day gets progressively better afterwards. I had 20/20 vision the day after the procedure! Pretty amazing. But I was sensitive to light for a few days. I had the starburst affect on lights at night for a few weeks. But it got progressively better. And they did not ‘bribe’ me to leave a 5-star review! I truly had a great experience. My surgeon was Dr Jones. Optometrist was Dr. Zimmerman."- M. / Google / Dec 03, 2023
"My experience with the team at Wang has been beyond my expectations! I came in white knuckle nervous because my eyes are extremely sensitive, however everyone was exceptionally kind and thoughtful from the way things were explained to how they actually performed the procedure. I had LASIK done on both eyes and woke up with 20/20 vision the best day! I’ve never been more excited to see the world. I have been in glasses since I was 9 years old and now at almost 27 I can ditch the hassle of wearing glasses. Dr. Abhi Guduru was my surgeon and he was AMAZING as well as Dr. Jake Wysiadlowski my optometrist. Ashley and the whole team were very kind and helpful with any and ever question me and my mom had. I’ve never been more pleased with an experience even if it was terrifying. If you’re thinking or considering having your vision corrected, there is no other place I would recommend. Highly highly skilled team at Wang Vision!"- P.H. / Google / Dec 21, 2023
"Amazing results and an incredible experience. As an EMS Helicopter Pilot my vision directly affects the safety of my crew and the patients we carry. When I began noticing vision problems (cataracts) that were reaching the limit of what my glasses could correct I began looking for options. After speaking with several people in the medical field and other pilots, the clear choice (pun intended) was Wang Vision Institute. Time was of the essence because I was not going to be able to fly once I got the process started and they were able to get me in for an exam and scheduled my surgery almost immediately. I believe it was Scott that performed my initial exam and you couldn’t ask for a nicer guy. Very patient and willing to answer all of my questions. Most of which were “what does that thingy do?” After my initial assessment I met with Dr Zimmerman who explained all of their findings to me and made sure I understood my condition and what my options were. I did not feel that anyone tried to “up-sell” anything or get me to buy anything I didn’t want. As a mater of fact he recommended against the most costly option based on my needs. I knew exactly what I needed and what I was paying for. My lens replacement surgery was performed by Dr Guduru who was more than accommodating and worked with me on scheduling. To say I was nervous was an understatement. The entire staff at the eye surgery clinic put me at ease (the Valium may have helped). Dr Guduru did an excellent job on the surgery and I was amazed at the results only hours after the surgery when the sedative wore off. The worst part of the process was the wait between getting both eyes done. Less than 3 days after having my second eye done, my vision is better now than it has been at any point in my life (20/15). I know results can vary and it is a lot of money to spend but much like a divorce; eye surgery is expensive because it is worth it."- B.M. / Google / Jan 26, 2024
"I have had vision issues from my teenage issues into my early 40s. I went in and was able to get an assessement and the SMILE surgery within the same day by Kayla and Dr Jones. I opted for the SMILE procedure to minimize the dry eye issues i have. Overall the surgery was very painless and lasted < 30 minutes. By the end of it i could see with only a light white fogging right after the procedure. Following that i mostly slept the rest of the day (Friday). Saturday I stayed in bed mostly listening to the comedians with my eyes closed to minimize any dry eye issues. Note I could see clearly but had itchy eyes through the weekend. I went back on Monday to find that my vision was now 20-20. Overall couldn't be happier with the procedure. So glad I went here to get my eyes fixed. I was worried how bad the procedure would be or the pain afterwards and I don't think it's bad at all. Basically you will feel like you have sawdust in your eyes for the recuperating period. Can not recommend this place enough."- R.Y. / Google / Feb 13, 2024
How Is Upneeq Applied?
Upneeq is renowned for its easy use and is not much different from other eye drops you may have used before. If you are a good candidate for this treatment, you will receive convenient single-use vials from or prescribed by the Wang Vision Institute team. Each vial contains enough solution for one drop in each eye. To start, always wash your hands thoroughly. Then, gently administer one drop of the clear liquid to each eye daily. It's crucial to ensure the vial's tip doesn't touch your eye or any other surface to prevent potential infections. For those who wear contact lenses, it's recommended to wait 15 minutes after applying Upneeq before inserting your contacts. Additionally, if you're using other eye medications, even over-the-counter, consult with our Nashville, TN team to find out these drops' compatibility with Upneeq. Should these be approved, you should likewise wait at least 15 minutes after using Upneeq before introducing any other eye medication.
What Are the Benefits of Upneeq?
Upneeq eye drops prescribed at Wang Vision Institute in Nashville, TN can help produce a more striking, awake look with a single drop. Benefits of Upneeq include:
- Eye drops that are fast-acting, often within 15 minutes
- Reliable results for alleviating low-lying eyelids
- Easy, self-administered treatments
- A nonsurgical remedy
- Side effects are rare
- Can be used in one or both eyes
- May be used in conjunction with contacts and other eye drops
Lift the Lid and Brighten Your Look
You can minimize the appearance of low-lying eyelids and refresh your look with innovative, FDA-approved Upneeq eye drops. Whether you notice your eyelids interfering with your vision or want to brighten your daily look, Upneeq offers a noticeable eyelid lift with just one drop a day. Don't let a tired look hold you back. Choose Upneeq for a rejuvenated glow. Get in touch with Wang Vision Institute and elevate your gaze!