Can Laser Eye Surgery Benefit Ageing Eyes?

Despite celebs and billionaires having access to the best anti-ageing tricks and treatments available, it still happens to everyone.

Yep, even “beautiful people” like Beyonce and Dicaprio and super CEOs like Elon Musk can’t (yet) fight off the years and stop themselves getting older.

Such a thought may help to give you a little consolation, at least briefly. The fact is, getting older isn’t something many of us like to face. In fact, many of us (ahem, not guilty) spend much of our time, energy, money, and lives, trying to ignore or fend it off.

Of course, some things can help — others, not so much (I’m looking at you face yoga). But ultimately, they do next to nothing to make you come to terms with the facts and enjoy the glory days that can come from embracing being that little bit older and wiser.

The irony is that the sooner you’re able to do this and admit “yeah, okay, I’m not a spring chicken anymore”, then the sooner you can start focusing on the things that actually matter and make a difference.

Elle “The Body” Speaks About Needing Reading Glasses

At almost 50, the model, businesswoman, and TV presenter Elle Macpherson shows that she still has a figure that many women half her age would be proud of.

Recently she was photographed on the Spanish island of Ibiza in a tiny bikini and straw hat looking effortlessly stylish, chic, and frankly gorgeous.

Known as “The Body” after a record five cover appearances in Sports Illustrated (beginning in the 1980’s), the mother of two was taking a break after filming the series of the popular television show “Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model”.  Speaking about approaching her 50th birthday, she clearly put across her “glass is half-full” approach to life, describing the mixed benefits of having ageing eyes or presbyopia.

“My eyesight started to go about the same time as the elasticity in my face” she said, adding: “I just see a blur and it’s fantastic. As long as I don’t put my glasses on, I’m good.”

Even being able to see Elle’s face without the benefit of glasses, contact lenses, or blended vision, “good” is a modest understatement. That being said, though, even on someone as beautiful as Elle Macpherson, looking at yourself through the lens of reading glasses can’t help but be ageing.

I defy anyone to look youthful and sexy wearing a pair of granny readers on top of their head “Alice band” style, or worse still, hanging on a chain around their neck. It could be done, but I’m just saying, I’m yet to see it.

My Personal Experience with Reading Glasses

As someone who’s been through it myself and now watches in pity as my partner deals with the same problem (he’s waiting for his Laser Eye Surgery), there’s no way I would go back to a life where my readers weren’t incorporated into my anatomy.

If they’re not somehow on us, the wretched things are always in another room, in the wrong handbag, or have simply gone — poof, disappeared. Besides, we all know that trying to get by without them, for example, by borrowing someone else’s, or trying to decipher a business card, text, or menu by pushing your face into it will make us appear somewhat eccentric and forgetful, as well as — to put it bluntly — old.

Benefits of The PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision Treatment

My grandchildren – Sophia and Charlie

Luckily, as someone who’s had PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision, I don’t have to worry about any of that any more.

Instead, I’m spending my time on more fruitful pursuits, like compiling a long and growing list of Good Vision Pleasures or “Finally, I can see clearly” reminders.

Charlie, my 22-month-old grandson, was coming to stay together with a long list of instructions regarding his complicated dietary requirements. His food intolerances include: egg, wheat, dairy (including goat’s milk products) and bananas. Although not life-threatening, he is “intolerant” to these foods. Even small amounts can produce in him quite violent reactions and there was no way that he was going to be ill on my watch.

Negotiating the ingredients labels in the health food section of my local supermarket here in my home of Spain was a minefield. It took ages and much detailed reading of the very small print (together with several texted queries to my daughter) before the veggie burgers, fish fingers, snacks, yoghurts, and juices that he would be able to enjoy made their way into my shopping trolley.

Due to being deep in concentration, it wasn’t until I was halfway through the selection operation, that I realised I had been effortlessly reading the tiny faded print on the labels.

Although this close scrutiny of the ingredients of so many unfamiliar products was tedious, at least it didn’t involve juggling reading glasses and being that annoying old lady who sets up camp in the middle of the supermarket aisle. It might sound something small, and while I still might always envy Elle Macpherson for her figure, luxuriant hair, and godly beautiful face, it’s these everyday moments that matter which are most important, and which make me think I wouldn’t trade my youthful vision for anything (well, except maybe those legs).

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