Month: December 2015

Basic Concepts of Contact Lens Care

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If you wear contact lenses, chances are good you aren’t doing as much as you should to take care of them. After all, we all live busy lives these days, and properly caring for your lenses might not be on the top of your list. In this blog post, I am going to to talk about some basic contact lens care tips, and also provide you with a way to save on your contacts by using coupon codes. couponsHow much care your contacts requires depends in part on what type of lenses you have. Obviously, if you wear daily disposables, then you will not have to care for them since they are thrown out at the end of the day. Daily disposables, however, are quite expensive, and most of us probably use lenses that you use for 2 – 4 weeks. In these cases, here are some things you should be doing:

  1. Take out your lenses every night – It’s well known that it’s best not to wear your lenses overnight. I tend to notice they dry up excessively when I sleep in them, and they become less comfortable to wear afterwards.
  2. Rub your lenses with solution – Rub each lens for 10-15 seconds before storing them overnight in contact lens solutions. Use your index finger to rub the lenses on the palm of your other hand. This removes dirt and grime that wouldn’t otherwise be removed if you simply store them.
  3. Replace your case – Experts recommend replacing your contact lens case every 3 months. The reason? It turns out your lens cases build up bacteria over time. Therefore, after 3 months, you want to start with a clean slate by using a brand new case.

Lastly, I’d like to share a method I use to get great deals on contact lenses. I buy my lenses online from a store called, which has the absolute lowest prices on most brands, based on my own personal research. You’ll need information about your prescription in order to place an order, so make sure you get a copy when you have your eye exam. Also, you’ll want to make sure you obtain a coupon. Just click here for more information on how to get deals on contact lenses. By doing these things, I am able to pay much less for my contact lenses than I normally would by purchasing them at my optometrist’s office.

My quick cheat sheet on living healthy

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health tipsA lot of people over-complicate things. How to live a healthy life is one of those things. People always complicate things like exercise and diets. But I have a simpler approach, which has worked well for me. My general diet guidelines boils down to 3 things:

  1. Minimize saturated fats – They’ve been known to cause all sorts of problems like heart disease and high cholesterol.
  2. Minimize sodium – It’s everywhere, and it can be difficult to cut down on sodium, but I try to get less than 2400 mg a day. Trust me, it can be done.
  3. Minimize sugar – I only drink diet sodas and drink iced tea or water to get most of my fluids. Don’t use added sugar, period. Make that a rule.
  4. Take supplements – To cover your bases, take a multivitamin or other supplements. Every single vitamin has many benefits for your body. (Just read my article about Vitamin E as an example of this.)

These guidelines, to me, are relatively easy to follow. You just need to get in the habit of reading labels and checking up nutritional information for any restaurants you eat at.

How to select the right e-cigarette

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New users of e-cigarettes often face a daunting task. They must first figure out how e-cigarettes work, and also choose which product to purchase. The problem is that there are so many brands of e-cigarettes, and so many different potential setups. Such an abundance of choices may be nice for experienced user, but newcomers can easily be overwhelmed.

With that in mind, here is a short guide on selecting the right e-cigarette.

My favorite e-cig brand, White Cloud EcigFor beginners
The best way to proceed if you are a new e-cigarette user is to find a good brand like White Cloud E-cigs (which you can read about more at and select either a disposable pack of e-cigs, or get a low-priced starter kit. The good thing about disposable e-cigs and starter kits is that you’ll have everything you need to get started. You don’t have to worry about batteries, cartomizers, e-liquids, chargers, etc., which can get a bit confusing for new users.

For intermediate users
If you’ve used e-cigarettes for some time (a month or more), you may feel ready to start experimenting with batteries and e-cig flavors. Depending on how much you vape, you may find the beginner batteries run out too quickly. Larger batteries such as the ego may be the right choice for you. Most top brands like White Cloud also offer a line of larger, stronger batteries, so if you have a favorite brand, you should try their more expensive batteries as well.

For advanced users
At this point, you probably already know everything you need to do to create your own custom setups. In addition, to purchasing large, variable voltage batteries (called ‘mods’), advanced users also move on to mix their own e-liquids. To do so, you’ll need bottles, syringes, flavoring, nicotine liquid, and many other items. But there are plenty of websites that show you, step-by-step, how you can get started with creating your own e-liquids.

If you are having trouble selecting a brand of e-cigarettes, I recommend reading reviews online. My personal favorite right now is White Cloud E-cigs, but there are many other top-notch brands to consider, such as Halo, Smokeless Image, and Volcano.