What does a pair of £5 reading glasses say about you?

What does a pair of £5 reading glasses say about you? Many great things have been said about the eyes. The great Roman philosopher Cicero described the face as a picture of the mind and suggested, “the eyes are its interpreter.” In the Bible, Matthew said they are “the lamps of the body”, and in an instant can reveal your health according to how bright they shine. And maybe most famously and profoundly Shakespeare proclaimed they are “the windows to your soul”….

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision surgery recovery time

PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision surgery recovery time If you know a little bit about PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision, you may have noticed it treats the symptoms of presbyopia in a similar way to the traditional approach of monovision. This is indeed true. Both treatments work by increasing the range of your vision by independently altering the focus of each eye — one to work better up close, and the other to work better at a distance. But the similarities end there….

When does presbyopia start?

When does presbyopia start? Literally meaning “old eye”, presbyopia is the medical term we use for the natural effects of ageing on the eye. The first thing you’re likely to notice is a loss of ability to read fine print and focus on objects up close. It may be you’re holding the newspaper further and further away or squinting to read material you could once see clearly. Add to that stress, eyestrain, and headaches, and you’ve got a typical case of presbyopia. But…

Fed up of cheap reading glasses

Fed up of cheap reading glasses They were never meant to be part of your life. It was just another day on a routine shopping trip, after a morning of straining to read this month’s bank statement and the small print on product labels, when you finally decided enough is enough and paused as you passed the revolving rack of shame. You casually rotated the stand, trying to give off an air of passive interest, and then, when nobody was looking…

How long to get used to blended vision?

How long does it take to get used to Blended Vision? Presbyopia, or age related reading vision changes, can cause eye strain and headaches, reduces your ability to read small print and makes it near enough impossible to do anything close-up. And if that wasn’t enough, when you look for a solution for it, you’re bound to come away even more frustrated. For something that impacts millions of people around the world — 11 million in the US alone — and is…

What age can I expect to need reading glasses?

What age can I expect to need reading glasses? Age-related long sight, getting old, poor lighting; there are many ways people describe and deal with the loss in vision quality they experience as they get older. But if you want to get technical, the accurate medical term is presbyopia — literally meaning ‘ageing eye’. It describes the loss in elasticity of the lens of the eye that results in the inability to read small print and focus on objects up close. Along with…

You don’t need to suffer with reading glasses or bi-focals

You don’t need to suffer with reading glasses, vari-focals or  bi-focals Squinting when trying to read fine print, holding the newspaper farther and farther away from your face, avoiding labels on products when shopping — sound familiar? To anyone who’s suffering from presbyopia, the term for loss of near focusing ability that typically occurs in your mid-forties, these symptoms may sound all too familiar. Whether after a discussion with your optician, or self-diagnosis and treatment, the first step many people…

How good a solution to reading glasses is Laser Eye Surgery?

How good a solution to reading glasses is Laser Eye Surgery? Do you sometimes feel like you’d do anything to free yourself from those irritating rims that always seem to disappear or break? Even the inconvenience of having to find them every time you need to read something is enough to make you cry out in frustration and throw them as far as the eye can see. But, usually just as quickly as the feeling arises, it settles, and you continue…

How does blended Laser Eye Surgery work?

How does blended Laser Eye Surgery work? If you’re anything like me, you won’t dive into a new therapy, course of medication, or treatment until you know everything there is to know about it. It’s an admirable trait — albeit one that can become annoying when encountering conflicting information and reviews online, to later realise you’ve spent six hours non-stop staring at a screen. Fortunately, your research session today won’t end with you as a whirring, hazy lump, lying eyes wide…

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types

Laser Eye Surgery treatment types There are laser eye treatments then there are laser eye treatments. What’s the difference I hear you ask? Well, on the surface, not much. But the thing is you can walk into one high street provider and find a long list of treatments, with names like UltraLASEK, Epi-LASEK, Epi-LASIK, Custom LASIK, and Zyoptix. Yet you could walk into another and see a completely different list, maybe with UltraLASEKplus and Wavefront LASIK on it. Or, even more…