It was shortly following my fortieth birthday that I began to notice that when I was reading, I was holding my book further and further away from my face; with each passing week. I could actually see the words blur as I brought my book closer to my face. It dawned on me that I had finally reached the stage in my life where I would be needing “reading” glasses.
From what I understand, as we age, our cornea becomes less pliable and cloudy resulting in a less clear image. Our hardened lenses begin to focus on distant objects and closer objects become less clear.
Another reason that so many of us lose our perfect vision is the result of the muscles around our eyes weakening and the skin loosening. This causes that “droopy” eyelid look and can also affect our vision. Having a blepharoplasty procedure may help to restore our peripheral vision.
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery that may also help to restore some of our eyesight; particularly our peripheral vision. If you think about it logically, how can you possibly see clearly when your eyelids are drooping over your eyes? This surgery will not only give you a refreshed appearance and more youthful look, it has the added bonus of allowing us to see more clearly.
It’s a win-win scenario! Hmmmm, maybe I will have to add that one to my list!