About two-thirds of Australian women aged between 40 and 60-years-old suffer from ‘longarm syndrome’ according to research by Bausch & Lomb.
Long-arm syndrome is the term Bausch & Lomb has adopted to describe presbyopia, which affects everyone’s vision from the early 40s, making it difficult for the eye to adjust its focus and especially challenging when reading close up. Almost seven million Australians are currently or will soon be presbyopic.
The survey of 1,000 Australian women aged between 40 and 60 shows that many women are slow to act against vision problems. One third believe reading glasses make them look older, have difficulty applying makeup and are also more likely to first take action on their grey hair over their failing eyesight.
The survey also showed that almost half the women surveyed struggle when sending a text message or reading a computer screen. Bausch & Lomb says rather than ignore the problem, ‘longarm syndrome’ can easily be treated with a product that allows women to maintain their youthful appearance.
The company says its PureVision Multi-Focal contact lenses are designed with All Distance Optics, allowing eyes to seamlessly adjust to every distance. This is especially good news for existing contact lens wearers who also wear reading glasses to supplement their contacts when reading close up.