How to age gracefully (with Phil)

How to age gracefully (with Phil) There comes a point in everyone’s life when they find themselves faced with the inevitable truth of ageing. Even though it’s happening from the very moment you’re born, it can be decades until you have to face the fact — not least because most of us are pushing it away for as long as possible. For Phillip Schofield, that time came at just sixteen years of age, when his hair started to turn grey….

How Denise Van Outen stays looking young

How Denise Van Outen stays looking young Denise Van Outen certainly isn’t one to shy away from the spotlight. The actor come presenter, singer, dancer, has hosted hit breakfast TV shows, played leading roles in West End and Broadway musicals, and long been a familiar face in homes all around the country, appearing regularly on shows like Strictly, Sunday Brunch, and Loose Women. And why would she shy away? Ever since her first TV performance as a teenager in the children’s sci-fi comedy…

Rolling back the years: How to treat presbyopia

Rolling back the years: How to treat presbyopia We accept ageing as a fact — an unavoidable process that governs all existence and affects us whether we like it or not. And in many ways, it is. Ageing is one part of the biological puzzle that continues to evade even the brightest minds and the most cutting edge technology. However, all is not lost; many experts believe an effective solution to slowing down and even reversing ageing is on the…

Fed up of the constant on/off of reading glasses?

Fed up of the constant on/off of reading glasses? Only needing visual aid for some distances and not others presents a unique problem for wearers of reading glasses: where to put the damn things when you’re not wearing them. You don’t want to always wear a shirt with a breast pocket and you’d rather not hang them from a chain around your neck like an old fashioned librarian; the only solution you’ve found is to have hundreds of pairs strewn all over the…

George Chesterton of GQ Magazine has PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision

George Chesterton of GQ Magazine has PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision To be an editor for one of the world’s leading publications, you need to be many things. You need to be a critic for detail and an expert in seeing the bigger picture. You need to be as impartial as a judge and as opinionated as a Kardashian. But above all, you need to be tough. As an editor is often the last to lay eyes on a piece before…

The top tip to looking younger: don’t wear reading glasses

The top tip to looking younger: don’t wear reading glasses There’s no shortage of anti ageing and beauty tips that promise to turn back the years. But no matter what they may be, there’s always a catch. It could be a powerful herb from the Amazonian rainforest that can give you the skin of a teenager, but only if you can find and bathe in it for 8 hours every day. It may be a risky surgical procedure that tightens up loose…

Throw your reading glasses away

Throw your reading glasses away A lot of unexpected but unavoidable things happen as we get older. Hair stops growing where it should and starts in obscure places, hard parts of the body get soft and soft parts get hard, our memory fails us, we lose a few inches in height, and our eyesight deteriorates. Most of these things don’t really affect day-to-day life. You can deal with occasionally being senile — in fact, it can come in handy from time to…

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”….

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…