/EINPresswire.com/ Hardly a week goes by without people being reminded of the benefits of an active lifestyle to stay healthy – and it’s particularly important for the over 40s.

But staying healthy and keeping fit are only one part of the equation – if your eyesight is not what it used to be, you will not be able to feel the full benefit of your efforts. That’s why one of the global leaders in eye care health, Optical Express, should be your first port of call.

Most people look forward to a long and active retirement, and research has shown that an ever growing number of older people are joining health clubs and leisure centres to take advantage of the many classes on offer.

But if your eyes aren’t up to scratch, wearing glasses can be a problem for taking part in some activities where they are simply not practical to wear.

Which is unfortunate, because by the time people reach their 40s or 50s, many of them have difficulty focussing to read small print without glasses – an astonishing 25 million in the UK, in fact.

This condition, presbyopia, can be helped by wearing reading glasses or contact lenses, or, with today’s advanced vision correction technology, it can be cured by means of laser surgery or Natural Lens Replacement.

Double Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson has benefited from laser eye surgery, as have legendary golfer Tiger Woods and many other sporting celebrities, who found treatment was the answer to their problems.

World and Commonwealth decathlete champion Thompson said: “I took my vision for granted, even though it was vital to my performance, so when I was considering laser eye surgery I did my research and was most impressed with the experience of the Optical Express surgeons.”

Laser surgery and Natural Lens Replacement are simple, fast and painless processes which have literally changed the lives of millions of people worldwide since being introduced.

As the UK’s No. 1 provider of laser eye surgery, Optical Express also sets the standard in the global market.

Moreover, Optical Express is the only UK-wide provider to offer Lentis(R)MPlus – an advanced technology premium lens for the treatment of long/short sightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism (corneal irregularity) and cataracts.

Natural Lens Replacement is carried out by one of Optical Express’s highly qualified ophthalmic surgeons – all are fully registered with the General Medical Council – who replaces the impaired lens with a perfect one.
This process takes 20 minutes under local anaesthetic, which means the patient can walk out of the surgery and return to work a couple of days later.

Sight improvement can sometimes be noticed just a few hours after laser eye surgery, while in the case of Natural Lens Replacement the results depend on the individual and upon the overall health of your eye.

For many people, vision is noticeably enhanced immediately and continues to improve during the first few weeks after treatment.

Natural Lens Replacement is a painless, simple process which produces wonderful, life-enhancing results. In addition, all patients receive a fully comprehensive aftercare programme.

Optical Express provides free eye examinations in Scotland and free examinations with a purchase in the rest of the UK and Ireland, so there is no excuse not to come for a regular check. It may save your eyesight and identify the early signs of eye disease and serious conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

So don’t let failing eyesight stop you doing what you want to as you get older – whatever your vision problem, Optical Express has the solution.