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I’ve recently turned 47 and although I know my eye sight is beginning to deteriorate (I struggle to read the newspaper unless it is under my nose) I am not ready to start wearing glasses. I take a lot of pride in my appearance, and people often comment how young I look. I think wearing glasses will really age me. When my husband required reading glasses a few years ago he was told that there were not any laser eye surgery techniques that could cure this condition. Is this still the case?

Firstly, it sounds like you suffer from presbyopia – a condition which makes it hard for people to read fine print and digital displays and to see small objects. It is hugely common and affects the majority of people over the age of 40 and is part of the natural ageing process of the eye. Although treatable through the use of prescription reading glasses, we can understand your wish for a more permanent solution.
Fortunately, a laser eye surgery technique called SUPRACOR has just launched which is available at a number of well respected clinics. It is similar to a LASIK procedure but developed specifically for presbyopia and many patients experience an immediate improvement after the surgery.