And finally, the reader whose eyesight is starting to give those dreaded telltale signs of ageing wanted to know whether it is possible to reverse or prevent the condition. Presbyopia is commonly mistaken for long-sightedness, or hypermytropia, as the symptoms are similar, that is, you cannot focus on near objects. Conventional wisdom says that it is part and parcel of ageing and it is unavoidable. However, several readers have suggested exercises, such as the Bates Method, that may have some positive effects on deteriorating eyesight. One reader suggested taking a look at the following websites on alternative approaches to vision problems, such as: http://www.self-healing.org/m/ and http://www.beyond2020vision.com or http://www.visiont-training.com .