Sooner or later, your eyes will start to age. Usually after they turn 40, people notice that they have to squint to make out small fonts, they need glasses to see into the distance, and they have trouble adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colors. Sadly, this is a normal part of aging. You can try to delay these effects with healthy lifestyle choices but, much like the rest of your body, your eyes will soon start to feel their age. Fortunately, anti-aging secrets aren’t just limited to your skin and body. Here are a few ways you can help your eyes fight the signs of aging.
People get cosmetic surgery on their face, abs, and buttocks all the time to preserve their body’s peak condition. Therefore, there is no reason why you can’t correct your vision with minimally invasive procedures. Before you decide that surgery is the right option for you, you should do more research into how your specific vision problems can be treated. It’s important you learn how presbyopia correction works and other ways of treating the condition before you finally schedule your surgery. There are the different types of laser surgery. LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is the most popular, but there is also wavefront-guided LASIK and Epi-Lasik, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis), to name but a few.
If you’ve firmly decided that glasses are not the right anti-aging treatment for you, then the next option to consider before surgery is contact lenses. They are superior to glasses in a number of ways; they aren’t affected by the elements, so you can freely walk around in heavy rainfall; they don’t get in the way when you’re playing sports or exercising, and they sometimes correct myopia, so you can see clearly the next day without the need for glasses or contacts. However, contacts can reduce the amount of oxygen reaching your eye and can cause or increase the severity of dry eye syndrome. They also require daily cleaning, so they are more high maintenance than glasses and surgery.
Even after you’ve corrected the vision problems caused by old age, the visible wrinkles around your eyes are yet another big reminder that you look older than you feel. The skin around the eyes is thin and dry, which means that it’s one of the first areas to show wrinkles. Crow’s feet - affectionately known as laughter lines - are usually the first to make an appearance, but brow descent and hanging upper eyelids might have started forming without you noticing. The first time you see the slightest hint of a wrinkle, add antioxidants and natural sunscreen with SPF 30 to your daily skincare regime. This will help fight the early signs of aging around the eyes. Remember to exfoliate regularly, as removing dead skin cells will help to boost collagen production - an essential ingredient for looking young.
With these measures in place, you will always have the eyes of a twenty year old.