Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Air Wear Lenses (Review)

I have worn glasses since I was in the 3rd grade when it was discovered that I was having difficulty learning to read, couldn't tell time or understand basic math concepts.  I hated school!  I personally feel that if someone had realized that I couldn't see at an earlier age I would have done much better in school.

As the years went by my vision has gotten much worse.  It's amazing how many times I've gotten new glasses & suddenly I can see leaves moving on trees, individual blades of grass or even the hands on the clock moving (my 3rd teacher was not amused when I noticed this). 

Be sure to make vision checks a part of your health care checks each year before school starts to ensure success in school.  Kidshealth.org has a listed of suggested times when children from birth through school should be examined for eye health - and what to look for.

There are some clues to possible vision problems in your child.  (EHow.com)
  • squinting a lot at objects that are close by or far away,
  • excessive blinking or rubbing of the eyes
  • Your child's eyes may look crossed or like they are not focused together.
  • They may have excessive crust or pus on them, or they may tear excessively.
  • You may also notice droopy eyelids or bulging eyes if there is a vision problem.
  • Be on the lookout for headaches and dizziness.
  • Pay attention to your child when they read. If your kid holds books or magazines out very far from their face (like at arm's length) or very close to their face, they may have a vision problem.
  • Evaluate your kid's hand-eye coordination. If they seem to have problems with hand-eye coordination, a vision problem may be to blame. Notice if he has problems picking up toys and balls when he plays.
  • Talk to your child about school. Children with vision problems may have trouble seeing the blackboard in school, especially if they are sitting in the back of the classroom. If your child sits in the front of the classroom because they have to in order to see the blackboard, he may have a vision problem. If your child sits in the back of the classroom and is having trouble performing in school, it may be due to a vision problem.
Along with my prescription getting stronger, my lenses have gotten stronger and thicker.  So you have an idea how thrilled I was when AirWear contacted me about reviewing their lenses!  Designed for comfort, performance, protection and style, Airwear lenses are 43 percent lighter than standard plastic lenses and provide 100 percent protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Airwear lenses are:
  • 12 times more impact-resistant than standard plastic lenses.
  • provide 100 percent protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
  • are compatible with the world’s most-trusted vision brands such as Varilux®, Crizal®, Xperio®, DEFINITY® and Transitions®.
Check out their line of Children's lenses! WOW!
Essilor Junior™ lenses combine Airwear polycarbonate material with Trio Clean, a new coating specifically designed for children. These lenses are designed to respond perfectly to the needs of children and the expectations of parents: light, resistant polycarbonate lenses with visual comfort specifically adapted for children and 100 percent protection against UVA and UVB rays. The Trio Clean coating eliminates parasite reflections, resists scratches and smudges, and makes cleaning lenses easy. They are 43 percent lighter and 25 percent thinner than regular lenses and come with a one-year unlimited warranty from Essilor.

I received my new lenses after I sent in my prescription and a old pair of frames.  They really weren't that old (maybe a year or two).  I was very pleased with my finished glasses - they were very light - actually half the size of my lenses that I got from EyeMasters at the mall.  Much lighter than the featherweight lenses I purchased in February 2010.  I love them! 

Articles you may be interested in:
Your child's vision
Eye Injuries & what to look for
Tips for a Healthy, Safe and Successful School Year

Lighter. Safer. Greener. Contest
Calling all parents! In 250 words or less, tell us how you envision helping your children be safer, healthier and more successful this school year. Share your thoughts by entering Airwear’s Lighter. Safer. Greener. Contest. One grand prize entrant will win $1,000, while 10 first prize entrants will win Airwear lens vouchers valued up to $400. Click here to learn more.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a pair of lenses for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in

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