Last Updated on September 5, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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Did you ever wish that a genie would appear and grant you just one wish? No tricks. No gimmicks. Just one simple wish? I felt that way yesterday when I was having my daughter take some photos of me. At 48, I’m starting to notice a few more signs of aging than I’d like to. I sort of doubt a genie will be stopping by soon but I would love to find ways to look younger instantly anyway.
5 Ways to Look Younger Instantly
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, set out to understand people’s perceptions and attitudes of aging among the U.S. Gen X population – 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 included the following:
- Although the majority of adults value looking younger (68%), almost half do not feel younger than their current age (49%).
- To help feel younger, many adults are taking important steps, such as dyeing their hair (42%) and wearing youthful outfits (37%).
- Facelifts and teeth whitening are seen as some of the most expensive ways to look younger. Yet, the majority of adults have overlooked a simple and easy solution to help look younger – removing their readers.
- The survey showed that one in four adults think reading glasses makes you look at least 10 years older. However, 50% of adults wear them.
- Nearly half of Americans surveyed (49%) said they would consider avoiding reading glasses if they knew it made them look older.
Presbyopia is an eye condition that often begins in your early to mid-40s, and involves the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to actively focus on close objects. Worldwide, nearly 1.7 billion people have presbyopia, and this number is expected to soar to 2.1 billion by 2020. The first signs of presbyopia are eyestrain, difficulty seeing in dim light and problems focusing on small objects and/or fine print found on items such as smart phones, computers, books and menus. Removing reading glasses and wearing Alcon’s Multifocal contact lenses is a simple and easy option to help people look the age they feel while correcting presbyopia. Available in daily disposable and monthly wear options, 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. To learn more and receive a Free† Trial, please visit LoseYourReaders.com
I have no plans on aging gracefully. I’m going to fight it kicking and screaming until the very end. I already find myself grabbing my glasses more often than I like. The thought that I may need to wear them even more frequently as I age, is concerning to me. A monthly wear contact lens sounds like an alternative that I may need to look into soon.
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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.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.