Color Contacts Fashionable, Dramatic and HOT!©Written by Valerie Giles
"A great way to give you a subtle or dramatic change is with colored contact lenses. Manufacturers currently make a wide range of different color contacts in both prescription and non-prescription form with colors available to make your eyes sizzle!"
There are four types of colored contact lenses; visibility tints, enhancement tints, opaque color tints and light filtering tints, each offering something a bit different.
Regardless if you will be purchasing color contacts for prescription or plano (non-prescription) form you will need to have a valid eye prescription. In United States it is law that you have a prescription for any contact lenses purchases, whether they are prescription or not. An eyecare practitioner can include any optometrists, ophthalmologist or even opticians (in some states). This is because it is necessary to achieve right shape, lens size and material for each individuals eyes. Improperly fitted lenses can lead to serious eye problems and infection.
Once you have proper eye prescription you are free to purchase your colored discount contact lenses wherever you please. It is also important to have a yearly check up to ensure your lenses are still fitting properly and you prescription hasnít changed.
Four Different Tints:
Colored contact lenses are available in four different tints. The visibility tint usually has a light blue or green tint added to lens, for sole purpose of helping you to better see lenses during insertion and removal. The tint also aids in seeing if they are dropped, because tint is so light they do not affect eye color. The enhancement tints are a solid (yet translucent) tint that is not much darker than visibility tint but does affect wearerís eye color. As name implies lenses enhance existing color of eyes. The enhancement tints are a nice yet subtle change for those just wanting to add a bit of intensity to their eye color.
Color tints are a deeper, opaque tint allowing wearer to dramatically change their eye color. For anyone wanting a completely new look these are color contacts to choose. Some of lovely tints available come in colors such as; blue, gray, true sapphire, green, turquoise, Caribbean aqua, sea green and pacific blue to name a few. The various tints are usually made up with a series of colorful shapes, lines or dots to mimic look of natural eye.
Special Effects Contact Lenses:
Costume and theatrical lenses also fall into same category of opaque color contacts. These special effect lenses are available in prescription and non-prescription form. The lenses are an excellent choice for any theatrical production, television or advertising needs, and for most people a great addition to any Halloween costume. The special effect contact lenses come in exciting designs like jaguar, cat eye, alien zebra, blackout (changing eye color to black), white-out (changing eye color to white), red hot, bloodshot and wolf designs. The special effect contact lenses are just as safe as your regular contact lenses provided they are cared for in same way. Check with your eyecare practitioner for proper cleaning regimen, and remember to never share your lenses.
Finally Swimwear that Everyone Can Feel Good In©Written by Valerie Giles
"Whatever reason or purpose you have for going in water there is swimwear that you can feel good in and that will suit your needs, including mastectomy swimwear. Regardless of your size, your age or your activity there will be a swimsuit that provides comfort and coverage you need." Today there is an excellent variety and wide range of options in specialty swimwear designs. Designs include mastectomy swimwear, maternity swimwear, water aerobic accessories, thermal and sun protective swimwear, wetsuits, sports swimwear, plus sized swimwear, high fashion swimwear and of course large variety of womenís and menís swimwear.
Mastectomy swimwear is special swimwear needed for women who have had a breast removed. The swimwear includes a special pocket sewn in to hold breast prosthesis in place during even most vigorous of activities. The swimsuits come in a wide variety of designs to include either low or high necklines, wide or thin straps and skirted or saronged styles so your options certainly arenít limited. A major concern among some women is that breast forms may be affected by exposure to chlorine from swimming or heats from sunbathing, manufacturers agree this isnít true. Another concern is that weight of prosthesis may be too heavy for a swimsuit. The bathing suits manufactured today are specifically made with strongest stitching and proper fabrics to ensure not only comfort but also piece of mind.
The maternity swimwear designed today has never been more practical or fashionable. Maternity swimsuits come in both two- piece and one- piece suits. The swimsuits are made with extra lining in places that need it; most designs have built in soft-cup bras. Tankini designs come in slightly larger belly covering lengths and swimdress suits are available for more coverage. The selections of cover -ups come in both skirt and hooded designs, skirts are often double lined with elastic waistbands. There are so many great manufacturers offering an endless array of designs and various soft stretchy fabrics that youíre ensured a comfy fit during any stage of pregnancy. There are also wonderful nursing bathing suits on market, which offer proper post pregnancy belly cover-up with built in bras for use when nursing baby.
Water aerobics is a great all around form of aerobic exercise and an excellent form of cardio fitness. Water aerobics are safe for all ages, as water causes your body to be buoyant, thus causing less strain and stress on your joints and muscles. Some of special aerobic water accessories are wrist and ankle weights, active belts, aqua mats, exercise balls, aqua steps, water shoes and barbells. Many of accessories are covered in neoprene fabric offering comfort to wearer and chlorine resistance. The active belt is used to promote correct posture while supporting lower back and toning abdominal muscles. The wrist and ankle weights are used for resistance to get maximum workout, cuffs come in various weights for different levels of fitness. Itís a good idea to purchase one of many sports swimsuits available when doing water aerobics so youíre ensured a swimsuit that will stand up to your exercise routine.
Thermal wear and sun protective swimwear are two popular ways to provide your children with either warmth or protection from sunís harmful UV rays. Thermal wear suits are made from a specially treated, heat reflective neoprene material. The thermal swimsuits allow children to maintain their warmth safely while still allowing for freedom of movement necessary. The sun protective swimwear manufactured today usually has an SPF of 50 (the highest rating for fabric) and most brands offer approximately a 98% sun block. The suits are made of a nylon-lycra mix, which is lightweight and fast drying. The sunsuits come in a variety of designs to include; baby, children and adult designs; sun hats and sunsuits combined with buoyancy aids. What an excellent way to protect both youíre children and yourself from sun.