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Eye Surgery Versus Contact Lenses – What Is The Best Long-Term Option?

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Anyone fed up with wearing glasses day-in, day-out, or changing their contacts on a daily basis has probably considered eye surgery. Laser eye surgery isn’t suitable for everyone though, and the only other option is continuous-wear contacts, which can be worn for up to 30 days.

With both eye surgery and contact lenses offering good vision without the hassle, which is the best long term option?

Quality of vision

It has been proven that eye surgery and extended use contacts offer good or excellent vision for the right person. However, with your own vision changing over time, it’s worth considering which is best in the long run.

Laser eye surgery has advanced in recent years, with most patients benefitting from 20/20 vision. There will be a handful of people that find they have to wear reading glasses occasionally in the future, but this is often an unavoidable aspect of old-age.

As contact lenses are only worn for 30 days, it’s very easy to change the prescription in the event of your vision changing. However, it’s likely that you will still have to wear glasses to read.

Safety

Contact lenses and eye surgery are both very safe for most people, but there are some risks to consider with both. First up, laser eye surgery can cause dry eyes or glare, but continuous wear contact lenses carry a risk of eye infection.

A few years ago, one of the world’s top eye doctors claimed that contact lenses were more likely to lead to a loss of vision over time than laser eye surgery.

Cost

The cost of laser eye surgery does vary depending on the clinic, the type of procedure and so on, but in general, you can expect to pay between £1,000 and £1,800 per eye.

Although it may initially seem costly, when compared to the long-term cost of continuous wear contact lenses, it more affordable. One set of 30-day contacts is around £40 so £480 a year or £4,800 over a decade.

When choosing between the two, you’ll have to ask yourself a number of questions, such as whether you need the flexibility of surgery, which carries the highest risk for you and whether you are willing to pay more in the long run, rather than a larger fee upfront. Don’t forget there are often payment plans available to make laser eye surgery more affordable.

Before making any sudden decisions, it is important that you find out more about laser eye surgery and continuous contact lenses. There are pros and cons to both, so it’s worth discussing your needs with a specialist.

 

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Adidas: quick ain’t fair challenge in Washington DC this Saturday

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John Wall, Damian Lillard, Jrue Holiday and A$AP Rocky gave us a lesson with “Quick Ain’t Fair,” the new TV ad for the Crazyquick basketball shoe.

Tjos afternoon in Washington D.C., fans could win the Wall edition Crazyquick and attend #QuickAintFair Challenge. A good initiative to make the creative idea tangible.

 

LOCATION

Stadium at The Wharf
800 Water St SW
Washington, DC 20024

TIME
1:00-5:00pm

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#Twinsters: 2 twins separated at birth to document their first meeting thanks to Social Media

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This is a story that goes far beyond fashion, but we had this moving sensation this morning when a friend told us about this Kickstarter project. A beautiful story that we definitely want to support.

On February 21, 2013, Samantha, an American actor living in Los Angeles, received a message via Facebook that would drastically change her life. It was from Anaïs, a French fashion design student living in London. Anaïs’ friends viewed a KevJumba YouTube video featuring Samantha. They were immediately blown away by the identical appearance of Samantha & Anaïs. After a few light Google stalking sessions, Anaïs & her friends discovered that both girls were born on November 19, 1987 & adopted shortly after. Anaïs knew immediately that it was possible for Samantha to be her biological twin sister & reached out to her through Twitter & Facebook.

What the 2 girls want to achieve?

This full-length documentary will follow Samantha & Anaïs as they prepare to meet in person for the very first time! THey will document their unique experiences through a series of video blogs, video diaries, & skype conversations. In addition, they will capture the girls as they travel through Europe and the United States, exposing them to each other’s vastly different countries & cherished relationships. They will also be there as they take a DNA test and receive results to confirm their siblingship! The film will touch upon nature vs. nurture, adoption, sisterhood, & the power of social media. Their goal is to reveal every step of their journey, in order to exhibit an experience never documented before.

If you want to support them: go on Kickstarter and contribute.

It’s a unique chance to change the destiny of 2 split stories; it’s also an inspiration for all the people looking for the family they miss. Social Media can change the world. You can change the world.

 

 

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How to trap a hipster? by Daniel Holland

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If you don’t know Daniel Holland, you’d better have a look at his website.This morning, thanks to Made in Shoreditch, we know how finally trap a hipster: Daniel Holland shot this picture in Shoreditch and said that he’s installing 500 of them. SCARRYING :D (maybe we should hire him on Sunday morning, when all these strange people wear their Brick Lane outfit, pretending they actually dress like that every day :p).

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A glimpse of my former apartment in Paris

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Ha it’s always both a fantastic excitement to leave a place you used to call home, and to move in a new one which needs to be become Home!

A friend of us, Ally (you must follow her if you like music and hot spots in Paris), has a very interesting project called “ce que j’aime chez” (what I like at…). She shot my former apartment in Paris, before I moved to London.

I let you discover the pictures on her blog. It rocks. And reminds me so many great evenings there.

Art is long.

 

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The poetry takeaway

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Sunday morning! Time to read diverse marvelous publications, like Design Exchange. In the last issue, “Places and Stories”, we had a crush on “the Poetry TakeAway”:

Durham - The Poetry Takeaway at Durham Book Festival

“The Poetry Takeaway is ‘the world’s first purpose-built mobile poetry emporium.’

It specialises in the production of free, made-to-order poems, delivered and performed to the hungry yet discerning literary consumer within ten minutes or less. Its modelled on your typical burger van and is manned by a rotating cast of the UK’s best poetry chefs who write, perform and deliver a hand-written, carefully boxed, souvenir copy of every customer’s poem (open or wrapped).

You can see some photos right here.

The next event will be during Storyfest, May 12-13, in Hartfield, East Sussex, which is a children’s literature festival.  More here

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