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Healthy Swellness: 1-Day Acuvue Define Lenses

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Today, October 8th, is World Sight Day. You maybe haven’t heard yet as it doesn’t get as much buzz as Doughnut Day, to name just one of the now seemingly endless days celebrating just about everything, but it’s an important one as people the world over raise awareness about vision impairment and blindness, and encourage #eyecareforall.

It’s a great reminder to donate old glasses you no longer wear to a non-profit (I’m sure you have some thrown into a drawer somewhere) and to book an appointment to get your eyes checked if you haven’t been in over a year. I know it’s something I forget to book but I’ve been on track lately as my eyes have been dry and I should switch to daily contact lenses because they’ve advanced a lot since the type I’ve been wearing for awhile.

My new favourite lenses actually do a little more than give me the ability to see clearly. The 1-Day Acuvue Define create contrast between your limbal ring (the outer ring around your eye) and your sclera (the white part of your eye) for a more defined and healthier-looking eye, a look that is also considered to look more fresh and youthful. These are not coloured contacts per se (they’re nothing like the green contacts I used to wear back in the day!), the contrast is so subtle that it’s unlikely anyone will even notice a difference other than you look a little bit more fresh and smize-y.

There are three shades available, Natural Sparkle, Natural Shimmer and Natural Shine; I’ve got on the type with the most contrast (Natural Shine). And as for health benefits, these Define lenses block approximately 81 per cent of UV-A radiation and 97 per cent of UV-B radiation.

LWBB. Lenses with beauty benefits. I like to think of them as my little secret way of looking a little more bright-eyed and bushy tailed every day.

 

1 Comment October 8, 2015

Style Swellness: SmartBuyGlasses.ca

Ray Ban large aviators from SmartBuyGlasses

Done all your Christmas shopping? Me neither! But I’m almost finished and without hitting the mall much; every year I do at least half of my holiday shopping online. That way I can avoid crowds and save myself from waiting in long lines; it’s so much better to just shop with a few clicks (and even easier when using my PayPal account instead of constantly entering my credit card info).

Online shopping is convenient, but just like when I’m in the mall, I’m guilty of buying one gift for a loved one…and then one for me. What can I say, I’m a shopper. So far, I’ve managed to treat myself to just one thing thus far: I stumbled upon the site SmartBuyGlasses.ca and caved and bought another pair of RayBan aviators I’ve been coveting. The prices are good, plus I received mine within a few days of placing my order. They’ve got tons of designer brands, so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new pair of sunnies (it’s important to protect your eyes from UV rays, even in the winter). Plus, I’m off to the Caribbean in January so that’s my excuse (erm, reason) for a new pair of sunglasses.

Oh, and if you’re last-minute shopping, for any glasses that say “fast shipping”, you’ll have them within three to five days, so there’s still time to order a pair or two before Christmas! They’ve got tons of designer brands (think Tom Ford,  Celine, Gucci, and more) and if you need a little help with your shopping, they’ve got a Christmas Gift Guide with suggestions if you’re shopping for a hipster or trendsetter).

Only a week left to shop before Christmas, get it done, people!

 

 

5 Comments December 17, 2014

Contact lenses change-up reminder

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I’m not even going to tell you how often I used to change by two-week contact lenses — my goal was to stretch out how long I’d wear a pair (they’re expensive, yo!) so let’s just say they were going through a marathon’s worth of wear.

(I’m currently testing out Acuvue dailies as my eyes are apparently on the dry side. And even though I attempted to make last longer, you simply can’t wear save them to wear more than a day as they feel terrible on Day 2, so I don’t need any reminders to ditch and change them every day. And yes, I really did actually try to stretch out their use. Um, don’t tell my eye doctor.).

Now for those of you lens-wearers who have the type you wear for two weeks or monthly, there’s a handy new tool so you stay on track with your lenses changes, your lense-case changes (cute Hello Kitty ones above, non?), and your eye doctor appointments. Register for the just-launched-in-Canada Acuminder tool online and you’ll get friendly reminder emails; in a study, it found that the email reminders helped two-weekers change their habits from ripping open a new pair every 19.9 days to 14.7 days.

2 Comments December 7, 2012


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