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Eyewear consumers most often are concerned about:1. Is there a trick behind the 50% off sale?2. Are 'add-ons' like UV and scratch protection really worth it?3. Is 'Buy one, Get one FREE' possible?4. How do I know I'm getting the right frame for my prescription?5. Why is there such a difference in price between optical stores?6. Is there a difference in eyeglass lenses?7. How do I know if I'm paying too much for my frame?==============================In this brief report we'll try and answer a few of these questions.IS THERE A TRICK BEHIND THE 50% OFF SALE?Let's use a common sense approach when evaluating this offer. It's not very likely a business would offer a product for less than their purchase price of the product. So when optical companies run 50% off sales one of two things is happening. They want to get rid of outdated merchandise or the product mark up is inflated to begin with. How else could they afford to discount the product 50% and still make any profit?Most 50% OFF sales advertise discontinued frames. While this can save you money, be careful of being enticed to buy a product that is outdated. Replacing a broken temple piece or a broken discontinued frame can be difficult if not impossible.Fifty percent off sales are also frequently on frames that have been marked up by 3 to 31/2 times their cost, and then reduced by 50 percent. So you end up paying almost regular retail on a frame that is advertised at 50% off.Often on 50% off sales you will notice an offer that discounts the frame only if you purchase the 'premium' lenses.THIS IS THE CATCH!! You WILL overpay for these lenses. They are often priced higher than regular lenses. So you think you're getting a good deal because the frame is half-priced. Shop around for lens prices in your area. You'll be better prepared when investigating the 50% off sale.Be sure to read the fine print in the advertisements.Stores that run 50% OFF sales 365 days a year are simply marking up product to reduce it. This is very misleading. You might even notice that some optical stores have 50% OFF as a permanent business practice.There are less expensive and easier ways to save money and get real quality frames and lenses at a very affordable price.==============================WHY DO OPTICALS ALWAYS TRY TO SELL YOU ADD-ONS?This is an area of great profit for most optical companies, and is 'easy money'.Many opticals give generous commissions and sales incentives to sales staff based solely on the number of tints, scratch coatings, ultra-violet protection, edge polishing and service agreements sold.For little cost to them, the optical business can substantially increase the price of an eyeglass sale using 'add-ons.'Add-ons can amount to over 30% of the cost of a pair of glasses, often giving the company excessive and outrageous profits.Buy only the protective coatings that you need. Specialty lenses, like hi-index lenses and polycarbonate material automatically come with scratch protection and ultraviolet coatings from the manufacturer.So you DON'T NEED TO PAY AN ADD-ON FEE to have these coatings added! They are already on the lenses!Again, do not overpay. If your prescription requires hi-index or polycarbonate lenses, the lenses have ultraviolet and scratch protection coatings already impregnated in the lens.Oftentimes, if pressed to make the sale, some optical companies will provide scratch protection, UV coating and edge polishing for half the price! Negotiate and insist on a discount.==============================THE TRUTH BEHIND 'BUY ONE GET ONE FREE'?In this promotion, while the second pair is advertised as FREE, the 'free frame' is not an identical one to the first frame of the purchase. The 'free frame' is usually one selected from a special collection in the store. These cheap frames cost the optical store about $2 to $4 each.You are overcharged 'full' price for the first pair and told you get a second pair free.The lenses used to fill the prescription in the free pair are often cheap, uncoated lenses. Is the optical giving away a free pair?Not really!The store makes money from this promotion by encouraging the consumer to purchase an 'add-on' package of coatings. These coatings are scratch protection, ultraviolet coating and a tint. A total for all three options may cost you from $29 to $59.So the optical will make anywhere from $23 to $53 on your FREE pair!In reality, you are overpaying for your first pair and getting a poor quality frame for the second pair.==============================HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND AVOID CHEAP FRAMES?The optical industry considers a 'cheap' frame to be one that costs the optical store anywhere from $1 to $7. Yes, believe it or not, there are imported eyeglass frames that cost as little as $1 which some optical stores sell for $39 to $99!In many optical stores these frames are often found:- in the 'Spare Pair' section- with 'Buy One Get One FREE' promotions- combined with a Contact Lens promotion- with certain Vision Insurance Plans- often advertised, '$79 Complete Pair of Glasses'.The frames are usually made in the Far East of low grade material. They will often tarnish easily. Cheap frames won't stay in adjustment, the arm coatings will often chip, the screws will loosen and the frame will break easily.Be very careful about spending your money on these frames.Name brand or designer frames do not fall into this category. You can almost be assured that any well known designer name frame is made of superior quality material, will hold alignment longer and won't tarnish easily.==============================GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE FRAME FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTIONThere are usually two components to any eyewear prescription.You are either nearsighted, which means you can see at near but not at a distance, or farsighted, which means the opposite.About 70% of eyeglass wearers also have some form of astigmatism. This simply means that the front part of the eye, the cornea, has 2 different curvatures (like a football). So lenses are designed with two different curves to compensate for the shape of the eye to correct the astigmatism.Here's an example of an eyeglass prescription:OD -3.00/-1.50 X 180OS 2.50/-1.00 X 165This is what it means.OD is a latin abbreviation for the right eye.OS is a latin abbreviation for the left eye.The first number (-3.00 in the example) is called the sphere. This tells the optician what power to make the lens to correct the nearsightedness (-) or farsightedness ( ). In our example the right eye (OD) is nearsighted and the left eye (OS) is farsighted.The numbers after the (/) refer to the amount of astigmatism. The (X) is an abbreviation for the word 'axis' and the numbers 180 and 165 indicate the placement in degrees of the astigmatic lens.THE NUMBERS THAT CONCERN YOU WHEN DECIDING THE BEST SIZE FRAME FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION ARE THE SPHERE NUMBERS (-3.00 and 2.50 in our example).If your prescription is less than -2.50 or 2.50 almost any size and shape frame will be suitable for your prescription. You do not require hi-index or thin and light prescription lenses. Any frame with regular plastic lenses will have an acceptable edge thickness and should look cosmetically pleasing to you.For prescriptions of -2.50 to -4.00 you should choose a frame with an eye size of 54 or less. The size is written on the inside arm of the frame. If you have to have a frame with a larger size because of style or face shape, then make sure you get hi-index or the thin and light lens. Otherwise, your lenses will have thick edges.Do not choose a rimless frame if your prescription is over -2.50 unless you use a high index lens, or edge thickness of the lens will be a problem.For prescriptions of -4.00 to -6.00 it is advisable to order your lenses in a hi-index material and to keep the frame size as small as possible. This will ensure that your glasses look the thinnest.If you are unsure about which lenses are best suited for your prescription, or if you have a very difficult or high prescription call 1-800-248-9427 and ask for Lens Information and Assistance.Trained personnel will help you understand your prescription and which lenses you should use. The service is FREE.==============================UNDERSTANDING SINGLE VISION LENS MATERIALSThere are many single vision lens materials, but the most commonly used polymer is a plastic material known as CR-39. Because of its light weight, it is very comfortable and can be tinted almost any color and density.However, certain manufacturers of CR-39 lenses produce a low quality and inferior product. Often, the lenses will be warped, causing 'soft spots' of poor vision throughout the lenses.Manufacturers that create exceptionally high optical quality lenses, all of which can be ordered with a very effective scratch protection coating, are SEIKO, SILOR and SOLA.Thin-plastic (hi-index) and light lenses are also available. The refractive index of this material is higher than regular plastic lenses. This means that a thinner lens can do the same job that a thicker lens would normally do. These lenses are about 35% thinner and lighter than regular plastic lenses.Be aware, however, there are different grades and qualities of these lenses. The higher the refractive index, the thinner the lens.The best quality hi-index lenses have a refractive index of 1.60 or 1.66. Some opticals still use lenses with a 1.54 refractive index, but charge the price of a 1.60 lens, because John Q. Public doesn't know the difference. If your prescription requires hi-index lenses, insist on 1.60 or 1.66 refractive hi-index lenses for best quality and thinnest lenses.We recommend the following hi-index lenses:- Silor Thin & Lite 1.60 refractive index- Pentax THC 1.60 refractive index- Pentax 1.66 Ultrathin with anti-reflective- Seiko Super 16 MX- Seiko Super 16 diacoat- Optima Aspheric 1.66- Optima Aspheric 1.60- Optima Hyper 1.60- Any Sola productAnother material, called Polycarbonate, is often marketed as a thin and light lens. It is softer than CR-39, may scratch and can't be tinted as dark as plastic lenses. It definitely is lighter and thinner than regular plastic. Many opticals promote this material over hi-index because it costs less, yet they often charge the same price as hi-index lenses.Polycarbonate is extremely resistant to shattering, so it is recommended for children or persons needing safety eye protection. However, the newerhi-index lenses sometimes have superior optics compared to polycarbonate which occassionally has some peripheral distortion. If you are being sold a thinner and lighter lens, ask if it is polycarbonate or hi-index plastic.REMINDER: POLYCARBONATE AND HI-INDEX PLASTIC LENSES AUTOMATICALLY COME WITH SCRATCH PROTECTION AND ULTRAVIOLET PROTECTION. IF YOU PURCHASE EITHER ONE OF THESE TWO MATERIALS DO NOT BE SOLD THESE COATINGS AS 'ADD-ONS.'==============================If you need further assistance or have any questions please contactCustomer Service at 1-800-248-9427.View over 10,000 frames online: http://www.framesdirect.com
Over the past few years it always bothered me that my husband would go play poker with his friends every Friday night. Whenever I complained that it would be nice to spend time with my husband on Friday, he just complains that this is the only time he gets to be with his friends.I decided I had to come up with a way to make him choose me over his poker buddies so I tried many different things, at first I tried by asking him to stay home so we could have sex all night. That worked a few times but then he caught on to what I was doing.I also tried finding different events that he may want to go to like action movies, car shows and other things of that nature but there were not always things to do, so that was another failed attempt.But after 6 months of trying I had just about given up, finally at my wits end I decided that maybe I could get real good fast I could challenge him to a game and if I won he had to stop going to his game, and if he won I would pay for him to go to Vegas I spent every spare moment I had reading everything I could find online about Texas Holdem. Eventually I decided to go online and practice at some Video Poker.Eventually I started playing for real cash Online, and once or twice while he was at his game I would drive to one of the local casinos and play for a few hours in their poker rooms.Finally I felt I was good enough to make the challenge. So one night I told him that I wanted him to stop going to his Friday night games and to stay home with me, as I had expected it started a big argument. I waited until he made his speech about working hard and needing some guy time.So I felt this was my time to strike, I asked him if he would at least allow me to come and watch the game, to which he replied that players only as the rule and that since I did not know how to play I could not go.So I said if he could do it how hard can it be that really got him going, so he then asked me if I wanted to make the game a little interesting with a little bet. Now I had exactly what I wanted.I said if he won I would pay for him to go to Las Vegas alone, he did not know I had made some good money playing poker recently, and if I won he would give up his seat in his regular Friday night game. He looked at me suspiciously at first and I thought he was not going to risk it but he said ok. He ran to the closet and grabbed his chips we each started of with $100 in chips and agreed the first one out is the loser.Well in the end it was me that lost, but he was so excited at how good I was that he did stop going to his Friday night game, now every Friday night we go and play together at the casino. We have been doing this for 2 years now and our relationship has never been this good.Sometimes it really is better to try to get interested in his hobby.
How about those fabulous bike rides in the park! What about grilling barbeque on the deck? Are you down for a little surfing and tanning on the beach? Summer will be upon us in less than six weeks. Not only do we want to enjoy the warm months that are rapidly approaching, we want to look like we are enjoying them.It doesnt matter if it is ten, twenty, forty, or seventy pounds, just get started!Weight loss should be slow and steady, while focusing on cutting calories and increasing exercise. It is important to refrain from overexerting yourself. Weight loss takes time.I have never been one to acknowledge or accept the idea of dieting. The true meaning of dieting is counting and managing your calories for a specific amount of time in order to reach a target weight goal. This concerns me because it is temporary. What happens when you resume your normal eating habits? You gain weight!I believe in making a complete paradigm in the way we think about food. You can do this by establishing good eating habits. Why not establish a habit of consuming 500-600 calories for breakfast instead of 1,500? If you replace muffins, bagels, pancakes, sausage, grits and bacon with fruit, turkey bacon, cottage cheese, grain cereal, or yogurt, you will probably find yourself 10 pounds lighter on breakfast alone. Do the same for lunch and dinner and lose an additional 10-20 pounds. Wait until you add exercise into the equation.Exercise for thirty minutes per day, four to five times a week and watch additional pounds drop.Of course, this takes determination and discipline. Yet, habits are habits. Once you get used to a routine of eating certain foods, it becomes second nature. Weight management not only helps you look better, but helps you feel better. You will begin to notice an increase in energy and an improvement in health.It is important to monitor the amount of cholesterol you consume. Diets high in cholesterol can lead to heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. Be sure to get a cholesterol screening on a regular basis. Eat fish at least twice a week, preferably those with darker flesh, such as, salmon, herring mackerel, and lake trout. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which lower blood cholesterol.It is also important to eat foods that will not contribute to high blood pressure. Limit your alcohol intake to less than two drinks per day, limit your salt intake, and reduce the saturated fat in your diet. Saturated fat can be found in animal products like milk, cheese, and meat. Let go of the cigarettes or tobacco products! Smoking increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.Try nonfat yogurt, salsa, or nonfat sour cream instead of sour cream or butter on baked potatoes. Try substituting fresh vegetables and tomatoes sauce for creamy sauces, when eating pasta.Substitute basic breads and cereal grains for bagels, muffins, and croissants.A diet high in fruits and vegetables will help you ward off cancer and other diseases because of the cancer-fighting agents contained in them. They contain a lot of fiber and a diet high in fiber decreases your risk of developing colon cancer and other types of cancer. Fruits and vegetables also contain Vitamin A (beta carotene) and C, both of which contain cartenoids and antioxidants. Cartenoids can also be found in dark leafy vegetables, carrots, cantaloupe, papaya, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. Additional sources of Vitamin C are strawberries, oranges, broccoli, peppers, and tomatoes. It is always best to lightly steam your vegetables. The closer they are to being raw, the higher their nutritional value.People have asked me how exercise can give you energy. It seems as though it takes your energy away because you utilize so much energy when you exercise. This is the farthest thing from the truth. The more you exercise and lose weight, the more energy you get and keep because you are carrying less weight, which takes less energy. The more you exercise, the more you are able to exercise.After you get your weight to a manageable level, monitor or keep a close eye on it. Weigh yourself everyday. That way, you can take measures or do things to nip sudden weight gain. If you find yourself five or ten pounds heavier than your target weight, you should cut back immediately. It becomes a problem when we wait until we are 30, 60, or 100 pounds overweight. It can feel like youre fighting a losing battle when your weight gain has become too extreme.It is a good idea to make a list of different ways to incorporate walking into your daily life. If you live near a metro transit station, drive there, park your car and ride the train and walk to work. If you are a new mother, get a stroller that will enable you to burn calories while you are walking your baby. Why not take the stairs, instead of the elevator? You would be surprised at how many calories you can burn by gardening, swimming, skating, hiking, and dancing. Believe it or not, you can have fun while losing weight. Exercise, along with a positive attitude, and a healthy diet will help you to manage your weight and improve your health. Exercise does not have to be rigorous to be valuable. You will probably do yourself a disservice by exercising too hard. Take it easy. Just gradually build up your resistance to a manageable level. Always remember that if you can not talk and walk at the same time, then you are walking too fast.If you have any of the following health problems, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Heart trouble Dizziness or faintness Chest pains Diabetes High blood pressure ArthritisHow to prepare food for a good diet and low calories: Eat Fish at least twice a week, preferable baked, broiled, or grilled. Reduce serving size to 2-3 ounces. To reduce fat, use lean poultry and fish, as well as, lean cuts of meat such as top and bottom round and tenderloin. Avoid second servings. Feel free to replace some meats with beans or grains. Eat at least three to five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Fruit like kiwi, figs, apples, raspberries, and blueberries are high in fiber and nutrition. Vegetables such as, broccoli, brussel sprouts, beets, cauliflower, carrots, spinach, chili peppers, red bell peppers, squash, sweet potatoes and tomatoes have high nutritional value and are great anti-oxidants (contain cancer-fighting agents). Eat whole-grain, whole-wheat bread, pasta, tortillas, and cereals daily Eat cooked dry beans, peas, and lentils regularly Eat popcorn with no added oil, salt, or butter. Drink skim milk or 1% milk You should drink at least 24 ounces of water per day, especially since you will be exercising. Limit the oil you use for cooking Steam your vegetables or saut using wine or a half teaspoon of oil Use herbs and spices for seasoning, instead of sauces and butter Salads should be eaten with fat-free dressing or a combination of red wine vinegar and oil Drink a glass of water in the morning when you wake Limit your consumption of lean, red meat to no more than four times per monthCopyright 2006 by Pamela Jewell, M.Ed., Ed.S.
With the advent of desk jobs, television, and contraptions like remote controls, lawn mowers, and many more, the 21st century included countless individuals with sedentary lifestyles. Studies show that in America alone, there are about six out of ten adults with inactive or under-active lifestyles. This is probably the reason why there is a growing number of overweight and obese individuals. These individuals might be prone to health risks like cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, certain cancers and diabetes, and coronary heart disease. It is shown that any significant weight loss may improve one's health and may prevent the occurrence of these ailments. Exercise and nutritious diets are safe and effective ways to lose weight and improve overall health. In addition to weight-loss, exercise itself can bring beneficial effects on cholesterol levels even without accompanying weight-loss. This is according to a study conducted by Duke University Medical Center. In this study, the participants did the caloric equivalent of brisk walking or jogging for 12 to 20 miles a week, doing them either in moderation or vigorously. The study suggested that in terms of cholesterol levels, the amount of exercise and not the intensity of exercise made significant health benefits. A healthier heart can be achieved through exercising because this activity is vital to overall health of the blood vessels and the heart. With regular exercise, the heart will be able to pump sufficient blood and deliver additional oxygen with increased efficiency. Individuals who are not losing weight despite frequent exercise should not be discouraged because exercising itself can be beneficial. Even if people don't lose weight, physical activities may help them live longer. Physical activity or exercise may not only improve one's physical well-being but also their mental state. Many medical studies point out that exercise, especially aerobic exercise (jogging, brisk walking, and jumping rope) as one of the best treatment for stress and anxiety. This is possible because of the production of endogenous morphines or endorphins. These are substances that is produced by the brain that might work as the body's natural pain-killers. It said that endorphins might be capable of elevating one's mood, self-esteem, and mental functioning. Partaking in moderate or vigorous physical activities may promote the production of endorphins. Exercise should be done properly and in moderation to achieve health improvements. Individuals who want to improve their health don't have to train like marathoners or even join a gym. Strength training (push-ups, pull-ups, etc) coupled with 30 minutes of jogging or brisk walking can keep your body toned and improve metabolism. These regimens can be done with little or no equipment at all. Many health experts claim that the key to improved health is not intensity or using sophisticated equipments but continuous physical activity. Exercising properly can make people feel better, have more energy, and become less prone to stress. Before partaking in physical activities and making adjustments in food regimens, individuals are encouraged to seek the advise of health experts. They may prepare a workout routines that are recommended for individuals based on their specific health conditions and fitness goals.