If you’re anything like me, 40 just seemed to show up one afternoon. All the clichés about “aging gracefully” evacuated the premises as symptoms of my advanced chronology came rushing in to remind me (as if the blaze of candles on my birthday cake weren’t enough of a reminder).
I started to research a bit, hoping to turn back time, and learned that starting at age 40, the eyes will progressively weaken. Starting with the inescapable onset of presbyopia (difficulty with near vision focus), the eyes will, without fail … fail … but typically, are quite linear (and predictable) in their systematic decline.
First, the presbyopia, then an increased risk of dry eye and what is known as “computer vision syndrome.” Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for protracted, uninterrupted periods of time. (As I stare at my own computer screen, writing this article, the very thought makes me blink repeatedly.) You just blinked, didn’t you?
Next, while entering your 50s, comes the increased risk of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration – along with more advanced stages of presbyopia – and especially in woman who are pre-menopausal or already dealing with the symptoms of menopause. Into the 60s, you can imagine, things don’t get any better.
Study after study, doctors agree that the only way to slow the advancement of these symptoms is by reducing the strain on your eyes immediately.
These symptoms, after all, affect 10 out of 10 people.
What to do to slow the clock? Well, certainly, I recommend routine checkups and a healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. That’s just common sense. But on my journey to find the most effective ways to turn back time, I found an unusual product – the Cadillac of magnifying glasses, if you will.
These things were impressive. I’ve tried all of the dollar store and drug store versions before, but I always felt like I got exactly what I paid for. I have always wondered: Why are people willing to pay hundreds of dollars for a pair of prescription glasses, but trust their eyes to a $10.00 pair of readers.
When I ordered my Hazuki Glasses, I purchased the 1.32x magnification, as that’s what they recommended for someone who sits at a computer all day. I, of course, had to get the blue-light blocking lenses as well, given the fact that I work a lot at home at night and the blue light just stimulates my brain too much before bed.
I love them and can’t speak highly enough about the impact they’ve had on my eyes.
No more strain.
No more headaches.
No more issues working in low lighting.
And no more worrying that my day job is killing me – slowly. (Well, maybe, but at least I have a good view.)
Please don’t risk your eyesight to just any pair of glasses (you certainly wouldn’t do that when you go to your eye doctor, would you?). Take care of your eyes.
Try them and let me know if you agree.
(PS – They have a 90-day money back guarantee, so if you’re not satisfied, just send them back. I never buy products that don’t offer that kind of guarantee, so this helped my cynicism.)
Last modified: April 23, 2018