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How to Look After Your Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are in incredibly popular and practical choice for many of us. But did you know that they are actually classified as a medical device and therefore require a prescription? That even extends to lenses that are not being worn for vision correction. It’s important therefore to always have an initial eye examination with an eye care specialist before you go ahead and invest in corrective lenses. They will be able to asses your general eye health, as well as specifically checking for nearsightedness (myopia) farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. Once your prescription (how to read your contact lens prescription) has been established, you can then choose to purchase contact lenses online for more convenience.

New to Contact Lenses? Here’s What you Need to Know.

If you are new to wearing contact lenses, then it’s important that you familiarise yourself with how to look after your contact lenses first. Once you get the hang of handling them, they’re super convenient and could end up giving you a new lease of life, especially when it comes to participating in sporting activities.

Let’s take a look at what you need to know to ensure the most comfortable and hygienic experience wearing your new low cost contact lenses.

Recommended Wearing Schedule

Perhaps one of the crucial points to get across is that contact lenses are only designed to be worn for specific periods. Be sure to adhere to the recommendations provided by your eye care professional who should have provided you with a schedule of how often to wear and replace your lenses depending upon whether you’ve opted for daily disposable, monthly lenses or a different type. Any unworn or spare lenses should be discarded after the prescribed expiration date or wearing period.

Handling Contact Lenses

The most vital aspect of managing your contact lenses is to pay attention to cleanliness. Your hands should be thoroughly clean and free of any germs or foreign substances before you handle your lenses. We recommend that you wash your hands with mild soap and rinse them thoroughly before drying with a lint-free towel. It’s best to avoid any soaps that additionally contain creams, lotions or oils as these could come into contact with your lenses.

Use your fingertips to physically handle your lenses and be careful if you have long fingernails. Contact lenses wearers should ideally manicure their nails so that they are short and smooth.

Your Lens Care Routine

We’ve listed out below further recommendations on how best to look after your contact lenses, so suggest you familiarise yourself with these basic instructions.

  • Be sure to always use fresh and unexpired lens care solution if you aren’t wearing daily disposables. You should check the expiration date.
  • For the best results, use the lens care system recommended for your specific type of lenses rather than mixing and matching. Not all solutions are suitable for all lenses.
  • It’s essential that you remove, clean, rinse, enzyme and disinfect your lenses in accordance with the schedule prescribed by your eye care professional. Don’t ever be tempted to just use saliva or put your lenses directly into your mouth. The same goes for using tap water. It’s a big no-no. It can contain all sorts of contaminants that might result in an eye infection.

Cleaning and Storing your Lenses

Always be sure to clean just one lens at a time to avoid any mix-ups. Rinse your lens thoroughly with a saline solution or a recommended disinfectant solution to remove any excess cleaning solution residue or mucus remaining on the lens surface before storing. Carefully follow the instructions provided, positioning each lens back into the chamber of your lens storage case.

You should safely store your lenses in the case provided and leave them in the disinfectant solution until you are ready to wear them again. When you do remove your lenses from their case to wear, we recommend that you empty and rinse out the storage unit before allowing it to air dry. You should periodically replace your storage case to ensure optimum handling and hygiene.

If you follow these simple procedures, you should enjoy the maximum benefits of being a contact lens wearer.

Tips To Making Good Promotional Video

Tips To Making Good Promotional Video

Over the years, videos have become a very powerful and beneficial source for promoting your business. As social media is emerging to be the mainstream media, companies and businesses are now focusing on advertising their products on various platforms. So, if you are planning to promote your business online, you must begin by making a promotional video. According to a Twitter data analysis report, prospects are more likely to engage with video advertisements instead of text or pictures because videos can provide more insight into the product in an engaging way.

Video marketing, if done right, can be a great way to boost your business and build up brand recognition. But if done wrong, it can be more hindering than profiting. Here are some tips for making a good business promotional video.

 

Make an Outstanding Title and Intro

The title and the intro are probably the most vital parts of a video. The title must be interesting enough to catch the customer’s attention and you must also add relevant keywords in the title for it to appear on different search engines when the customer searches for the topic. The intro is the key to the story you are willing to tell. Marketing experts suggest that you only have the first five seconds of your video to grab the viewer’s attention. So if your intro stands out and viewers like what they are seeing, they will most likely continue watching the video.

 

Educate Your Audience

One of the best ways to make your video interesting is to educate the viewers by offering advice and tips. If your product is different, you can add mini engaging tutorials to help the customer understand better. You can also provide information during the video in an engaging way by posing questions throughout the video to make it look like a conversation with the prospect.

 

Do Not Sell

When you are selling something, the first thing that comes in the prospect’s mind is, “oh, I have to pay for it.” People love using products but hate buying. It is highly recommended that you do not make it look like you are selling something. For example, instead of the word ‘buy’ use ‘own’. Likewise, your video must be focused on the mission of your product instead of sales.

 

Be Professional but Don’t Be Boring

Keep your video straight to the point and do not stall your viewers by straying from the purpose of the video itself. There is a thin line in making something interesting and making it boring. One of the best ways to kill the boring is by adding humor to your video. It is a misconception that corporate videos cannot be humorous. On the contrary, humor makes videos entertaining, lighter and interesting to watch.

 

Secret to A Successful Video

Marketing experts say that using persuasive words can make customers into buying your product. You need to make it look natural. Here are some tips on how you can do that.

  • Focus on the customer rather than your brand. So, instead of saying ‘We’, you should always say and emphasize on the word ‘You’. It is a very strong and persuasive word that keeps the customer’s attention attached to the subject.
  • Bring the latest and up to date product to the table. People are more likely to buy a new product with the latest features instead of something that already exists. So using words like ‘New’ and ‘Latest’ can help in that matter.
  • Offer a free sample if you can and also use emphasize the ease of access by saying words like ‘Now’.

 

Do Not Compromise on Production Quality

You are advised not to be a perfectionist because you’re not making a Hollywood movie but always make sure the quality of production is great.

  • Use a professional voice so the viewers can understand it clearly. You should also do voice-overs and audio editing for good sound quality in the final product.
  • Your video must always follow a storyline that keeps the viewer connected. Have a professional scriptwriter to write the story that you’re willing to tell.
  • Make sure the video is well produced like the camera position, lighting, having a subtle piece of music, etc.

You can hire some good online to produce a good video for you. Most of these services can be found on freelancing websites and some studios have individual websites like https://www.picturebookfilms.co.uk that can do the work for you in no time.

Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

We all know that these days, the trend for tattoos and body art is increasing. Tattoos are becoming the new rage and fashion. Most people are spending a considerable amount of money into it. While most love their tattoos and are happy with them, there are several more that are unhappy with the ones they have. Many young adults get tattoos at an early age, and with time, the meaning and significance behind those tattoos disappear. 

People tend to change their tattoos and get something newer or better to cover their old tattoos, while many wish to simply erase the body art completely. Those who want to get rid of or want to remove their existing tattoos often consider the various techniques of tattoo removals. Since many tattoo removal processes are painful, the pain-bearing factor comes into play. Most people cannot bear severe discomfort and pain. There are various techniques listed to remove tattoos with consideration for the pain levels. 

 

Things To Consider Before Tattoo Removal

No doubt tattoos are trendy and fashionable, sometimes it leads to various skin problems. Researchers have found that tattoo art can lead to blood cancer due to the presence of artificial colours. Due to this concern, its removal is also hazardous. Following are a few things that you must consider before you make a decision to remove the tattoo. Whichever method you choose, should be as risk-free as possible so that you can get the best for your skin.  

  1. Consult A Doctor:

It is always advisable to consult and speak to a doctor before opting for any dermatological treatment, including tattoo removal. Your skin may negatively react to the treatments and must be checked by the doctor. If you are confident you want to get your tattoo removed, you could also ask your doctor for recommendations on techniques and non-invasive solutions to help get rid of your tattoo. 

  1. Expense:

Money plays a significant role in each aspect of our life. Just like getting a tattoo is costly, removal of the same is also expensive. Good quality treatments are costly since they also give the best results. The more expensive the procedure, the better and more advanced the treatment will be. Before deciding that you must remove your tattoo, make sure that you have a big budget and you do not have any problem in spending more than enough money to get your tattoo removed. 

  1. Pain:

Almost all tattoo removal techniques are painful. Procedures that involve needles and injections are more painful than ones that need topical creams. When you take a decision of tattoo removal, make sure that you keep in mind everything you have to go through during the process. You need to be mentally prepared for the pain before you start your sittings. 

  1. After Process Pain:

Not only during the procedure but once it gets over, the pain remains the same or even more than a few days. The needles leave their effect for a long duration of time, and therefore it is excruciating even after the process of tattoo removal. Since pain is inevitable, you should mentally prepare yourself well in advance. 

 

Tattoo Removal Techniques

There are various techniques for laser tattoo removal in Bristol. Each has its own pros and cons and before you think of tattoo removal, make sure you check all available options. You need to keep in mind their benefits and painful effects and select the best one for you. 

Following are some of the methods of tattoo removal that you should consider before opting for tattoo removal:

  1. Salabrasion and Dermabrasion

This is one of the oldest tattoo removal techniques. It is still used by many tattoo artists and tattoo removal teams. It is quite effective and affordable, but this technique is pretty painful, and very few can bear the pain associated with this technique. Furthermore, this technique can lead to permanent damage to the epidermis, which is the most essential and visible layer of our skin.

  1. Skin Excision

The next technique is skin excision which is actually surgical removal of the tattoo. The person needs to undergo severe surgery to get rid of the tattoo. As skin excision is a surgical removal technique, it is a painful process. This surgery involves injections and medicines, as well. Also, it is quite risky. Compared to skin excision, the best bet would be laser tattoo removal, since it does not involve surgery or hospitalization.  

While there are several techniques for tattoo removal, laser tattoo removal is one of the best. However, no process is pain-free. Each tattoo removal technique involves some degree of pain. Make sure you choose the best one.

 

The Basics of Wine

The Basics of Wine

Wine is perhaps one of the most popular drinks around. It has been for literally thousands of years. However, it should be noted that taking the time to truly understand wine and what makes it complex can make the experience that much more satisfying. If we may be so bold, we would argue that better appreciation makes the drink taste even better.

That being said, we shall delve into the very basics of wine – red and white. Obviously, a quick look should be enough to tell you which wine is red and which is white. However, there are subtleties to it that are certainly worth knowing and thinking about.

Red vs. White Wine – What’s the Difference?

We all know that both red and white wine look different, and it would be virtually impossible to confuse them based on that alone. However, our other senses could also be of help here as both of these wine types taste different differently as well.

To be more precise white wine is known for its fruity, if not light, flavors. This is what makes them perfect pairs for poultry, pork, and fish dishes. The most famous white wine variety simply has to be the Chardonnay with the Sauvignon Blanc coming in at a close second. Of course, if you want to broaden your horizon, then you should also give the Moscato, Pinot Grigio, and the Gewürztraminer a try.

On the other hand, red wines are known to have a hint of bitterness that is undeniably bolder and more complex than their pale counterpart. Like with white wines, they come in a wide array of varieties. The most famous would be the Merlot and the Pinot Noir. However, true connoisseurs would also be familiar with names such as the Sangiovese, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Barbera, just to name a few.

Grape Skin, Tannins, and the Fermentation Process

So, the question that needs to be answered at this point is: why are they so different in terms of taste and color? In a nutshell, it all comes down to the role of the grape skins during the process of making wine and the substance known as tannins.

Basically, Tannins are a substance found in grapes and other fruits. It can be best described by its bitter taste and the feeling of dryness it leaves in the mouth. Tannins can wind up in your wine through the fermenting process; specifically, when the winemaker leaves the grape skin with juice as it ferments. Keep in mind that the longer the grape skin remains in contact with the wine, the stronger the taste will be. As you may have guessed by now, this also explains how the color of the wine is determined.

In a nutshell, pink or white wine have lower levels of tannins. This is because they have had little to no contact with the grape skin. On the other hand, red wines acquire their color and their high tannin content by having the skin sit on the wine juice as it ferments.

So, there you have it. One of the most basic questions regarding wine has been answered.

Gadget Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Gadget Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Without a doubt, Samsung is one of the biggest tech brands out there. With the Galaxy Note line, it established itself as the main provider of big-screen flagship phones. However, with the new Galaxy Note 10, it seems Samsung is going on another direction.

Initial Impressions

Upon opening the box, the first thing you will probably notice is how small this phone is compared to its predecessors. It is undeniably compact at 6.3 inches and is probably one of the smallest phones in its category. This is made even more noticeable due to the fact that this phone is completely bezel-free.

Of course, this comes at a trade-off that some people won’t appreciate. For instance, Samsung decided to follow the Apple route and get rid of the headphone jack. The MicroSD card slot also didn’t make the cut, at least on the basic Note 10 models.

Examining the Features

  • Aesthetic – If there is one thing you can say about the Galaxy Note 10, it’s that it is easily one of the most beautiful phones out there in the market today. The Aura Glow color is our favourite and gives it a distinct iridescence. It is ultra-sleek and will even change color depending on the way the light hits it. The back is well placed using a heat gun leaving no screws or any eyesores.
  • Thinness and Weight – Contrary to what one may expect from big-screen phones like this one, the Galaxy Note 10 feels incredibly light in your hand, which is saying a lot considering the fact that it is 6.3 inches. The Note 10 weighs at a mere 5.9 ounces. Even if it is only slightly smaller than 6.4-inch Galaxy Note 9, the fact that it is thinner and lighter is certainly a remarkable feat.
  • Camera – With regards to the camera on this phone, it seems Samsung is set on keeping things simple. If you check out the back of the phone, you will find a triple-camera setup. This little arsenal sports your ultra-wide camera with the capacity to take pictures at 123-degrees, a 12MP telephoto camera with up to 2x optical zoom, and a wide-angle 12MP standard lens.
  • Video Capabilities – Another show-stealer for this phone is its Live Focus mode on video. If you like to film with your phone then this feature is definitely a treat for you. When shooting in Live Focus, you have the option to add effects, colorize certain elements of the video. For a more artsy video, you even have the option to blur out the background. Aside from all of these, there is also the new Zoom-in mic feature available that needs to be mentioned. It helps minimize background sound and is incredibly easy to use.
  • The Improved S Pen – The S Pen is an integral part of the Galaxy phones. Now, its versatility has been greatly improved. From seamlessly converting your handwriting to text to easily switching between cameras, the S Pen can certainly do it all.

If you are looking for a sturdy flagship phone, then the Galaxy Note 10 is certainly a worthy option echoed niche edits Millenio.

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