This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Alcon. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have been blessed with a lifetime of great health. And then at the age of 39, it happened! The words in the book I was reading were a bit blurry. I have always been an avid reader and could always be found with my nose in a book. So, you can imagine how devastated I was to be faced with the fact I was actually getting older and may need to wear glasses. Are you kidding me? I certainly didn’t look or feel old, but my eyes were telling a different story. I went to my doctor and I was diagnosed with presbyopia, or farsightedness and was given a prescription for “readers” or reading glasses. Does this sound like you? Here are 4 signs you have be farsighted:
- Loss of ability to actively focus on close objects
- Difficulty seeing in dim light
- Problems focusing on small objects and/or fine print
Presbyopia is an eye condition that often begins in your early to mid-40s and that nearly 116 million people in the U.S. have. By the year 2020, that number is expected to soar to 123 million. Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, set out to understand people’s perceptions and attitudes of aging among people between the ages of 38-54, including the effects reading glasses have on perceived age. To do this, they partnered with Jacksonville University and aging expert, Dr. Heather Hausenblas. Key findings from the survey showed the majority of adults, 68% value looking younger, while almost half do not feel younger than their current age (49%). To look or feel younger, 42% of adults (including myself) dye or have dyed their hair, while 37% will try wearing youthful outfits. Some have gone as far as to whiten their teeth or even have had a facelift to look younger. Yet, the majority of adults have overlooked a simple and easy solution to help look younger; removing their readers. Interestingly enough, one in four adults think reading glasses makes you look at least 10 years older, while 50% of adults wear them.
Removing reading glasses and wearing Alcon’s Multifocal contact lenses is a simple and easy way people can look the age they feel while correcting their presbyopia. Alcon’s Multifocal contact lenses are available in daily disposable and monthly wear options. The Alcon Multifocal contact lenses allow for a range of prescription strengths to blend across the lens and are a proven option to correct the vision of people with presbyopia.
*High oxygen transmissible lenses. Dk/t=138 @ -3.00D. †Eye †Eye exam may be required. Professional fees may apply. At participating offices.
Important Information for AIR OPTIX® AQUA Multifocal (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: For daily wear or extended wear up to 6 nights for near/far-sightedness and/or presbyopia.
Risk of serious eye problems (i.e., corneal ulcer) is greater for extended wear. In rare cases,
loss of vision may result. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur.
Ask your eye care professional for complete wear, care, and safety information.
To learn more and receive a free† trial, please visit LoseYourReaders.com.