AT Home with Christian Jessen - March 2011 - (Page 173)

I can see clearly now A If you are living life in soft focus then maybe it’s about time you opted to have your vision corrected n estimated 68% of people over the age of 16 wear glasses or contact lenses – but this statistic is set to change as more and more people choose to permanently bin their contacts and glasses to go under the surgeon’s ‘knife’ instead. In the UK, there are three different types of laser eye surgery – LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis), PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis). All three techniques use a computer controlled excimer laser to reshape the cornea in the eye, in order to correct any focusing problems. Laser eye surgery, also known as refractive surgery, is most effective in treating those with short-sightedness, but long-sightedness can also be rectified as well as mild astigmatism. For those patients with very strong prescriptions, the success rate and degree of correction tends to be lower. The procedure is not suitable for those with age-related vision defects, such as those needing reading glasses in their 40s, because these situations are not caused by a problem with the cornea, but because the lens becomes less flexible with age. It is very important to do as much research as possible before making a decision about whether to undergo eye surgery. Read up on the subject, talk to patients who have had the treatment, and ask them about EYE SAVER: their experiences. You should also AVOID be aware of the fact that some SWIMMING occupations, such as army pilots, FOR TWO do not admit refractive surgery WEEKS AFTER patients so, if in doubt, check this. > SURGERY THE PROCEDURES WORDS: Georgina Maric | PHOTOGRAPHS: Getty Images MARCH 2012 | 173

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Christian Jessen - March 2011

EDITOR'S LETTER
A WARM WELCOME FROM DR CHRISTIAN
NEWS
SAVE THE DATE
DEFENSIVE EATING
SLEEPING BEAUTY
SPOIL YOURSELF
FAMOUS FIGURES
WIN TOP PRIZES
DR JESSEN, I PRESUME
FEEL-GOOD FACTOR
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
PROTECT YOURSELF
GETTING OVER IT
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
WHAT LIES BENEATH
SUGAR HIGHS AND LOWS
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
ON THE RUN
SMOKING GUN
FRESHLY GROUND
I CAN'T EAT THAT
OFF THE SCALES
WALKING TALL
IN GOOD HANDS?
GIRLS ONLY
IN THE BLOOD
PERIOD PROPERTIES
FERTILITY HELP
A WEE ISSUE
UNDER YOUR HAT
CONFESSIONS OF AN ALCOHOLIC
DANGER ZONE
BODY BASICS
HEART-STOPPING MOMENTS
BACK TO BASICS
WALKING ON SUNSHINE
THE SKIN YOU LIVE IN
LISTEN UP
EYESORE
IN PLAIN SIGHT
DOWN UNDER
BUMP 'N GRIND
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX
MAN TALK
DO YOU KNOW YOUR BMI?
I'LL HAVE A 'P' PLEASE
BOYS DON'T CRY
TO THE EXTREME
THREE-DAY SLIM DOWN
TOTALLY ADDICTED TO CAKE
JUST A PINCH
GYM JAMS
THEY'RE DOING WHAT?
GOTTA HAVE IT
EYES WIDE SHUT
PETER PAN PLAN
HOW OLD?
HOW OLD?
FUZZ FREE
FUZZ FREE
CUT HERE
CUT HERE
ON THE MEND
ON THE MEND
KNOW YOUR NIP/TUCKS
KNOW YOUR NIP/TUCKS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
STAY SAFE ABROAD
STAY SAFE ABROAD
SAY CHEESE!
SAY CHEESE!
IVORY TOWER
IVORY TOWER
MOUTH MAYHEM
MOUTH MAYHEM
COMING SOON
COMING SOON
LIGHTEN UP
LIGHTEN UP
COULD YOU BE A GUINEA PIG?
COULD YOU BE A GUINEA PIG?
HEADS UP
HEADS UP
LAST WORD
LAST WORD
STOCKISTS
STOCKISTS

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