Your sight as you get older

Your sight as you get older From the moment we are born, we’re fighting against our ever-ticking biological clocks. Scientists believe before the age of 25 we’re pretty good at winning this fight, our bodies temporarily recovering from the effects of ageing and cell death. However, when we reach about the age of 40, ageing ramps up its army and weapons arsenal, and the real battle gets underway. After the body has dug deep into its reserves and recruited the last of its…

How cool are reading glasses?

How cool are reading glasses? Going by the mass of megastars who frequently don corrective eyewear, including Rihanna, Megan Fox, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Justin Beiber, it’s no wonder that people the world over believe glasses to be cool.  I mean, if anyone knows about ‘cool’ it’s Vivienne Westwood, and she is regularly seen sporting a pair of high-end specs. She even suggests they are more than just a fashion symbol and rather a thinking tool, saying “I can’t think…

Presbyopia: Symptoms and treatments of reading glasses

Presbyopia: Symptoms and treatments of reading glasses In your early to mid-40s, it’s likely you’ll begin to experience a deterioration in the quality of your vision. At first, you may notice slight difficulty focusing on objects at close distances. This is expected — in fact, most of the population experience it between the ages of 40-60. You’ll probably think nothing of it, dismissing it as “just another sign of getting older.” But the annoyance persists, causing you to hold materials further and…

Hate your reading glasses?

Hate your reading glasses? If you’ve ever worn glasses for even a short amount of time, you’ll be familiar with the feeling of loathing that seeps in due to their innately restrictive and inconvenient nature. I mean, as corrective eyewear, glasses should only make our lives easier. But the reality is they can make it infinitely more stressful, starting with the inexcusable fact that even though their purpose is to help us see more clearly, in order to use them, we…

Asia Cornea Society

Asia Cornea Society Bali, July 2016, and it’s the first session of the 29th Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons annual meeting: the Combined Symposium of Cataract and Refractive Societies (CSCRS). The world’s leading eye experts from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) convene for a mastermind meeting focused on eradicating the problem of ageing eyes. This year the aim of the CSCRS, which acts as “an…

Approaching middle age: Surgery for presbyopia

Approaching middle age: Surgery for presbyopia No matter how much we try, we can’t deny the part of getting old that involves acquiring unknown symptoms, strange illnesses, and age related diseases. The medical industry like to attribute terms to these feelings to make us feel extra special—arthritis, osteoporosis, hypertension. Once diagnosed with these, we enter into an exclusive group. The motto for the group might as well be, “Oh it’s a natural part of ageing, I’m afraid there’s nothing we can…

Laser Eye Surgery For Ageing Eyes

Laser Eye Surgery For Ageing Eyes Professor Dan Reinstein, expert laser eye surgeon and Medical Director of London Vision Clinic, explains how age affects our eyes and how Laser Eye Surgery can turn back the clock: “Your 30s are a peak time for the eyes because your prescription stabilises, your eyes are not dry and are healthy. But from 38 to 48, there’s a big change and you start needing to hold things closer or farther away from you to…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have A Retinal Hole or Macular Hole? The macula is the part of the eye that provides us with the sharp, central vision we need for things like driving, reading, and seeing fine details. You may never know or need to know it exists. That is, unless it goes wrong and you start to have problems with one of its above functions. As a small break in the macula — which sits…