Millions of middle-aged Britons could soon be able to throw away their reading glasses.
A new treatment, which reverses the damage caused to the eyes by ageing, has now become available in this country.
The painless procedure, called conductive keratoplasty (CK), uses radio waves to reshape the eye without surgery.
The treatment lasts just five minutes and costs between £1,000 and £1,500.
Doctors believe it could eclipse laser correction treatment in terms of popularity.