Monthly Archives: November 2016

Improved Sight – A Present Like No Other

lasik-surgeryHow many of your family members or friends wear glasses or contact lenses?  Take a moment and make yourself a list.  Then take another minute and think of how many have had their vision recently checked, or have obtained new vision aids – glasses, contacts, bifocals or even surgery – over the past 12 months.  I can bet that you will probably come up with at least five names, and probably a good many of those names are persons very close to you…either parents, spouse, children, sibling, or dear friends. The fact is, more than half of the world population today has some form of visual imperfection that requires corrective assistance of one type or another.  And unfortunately, many of us either lack insurance or financial means to cover the expense of the examination or the treatment.  Recent investigative research has also shown that many aspects of the production of corrective visual equipment – eyeglass frames are one case in point – have been monopolized in such a way as to fix the price of products at artificially high levels.  Yet, our lives and society are greatly dependent upon having good vision – of our five senses we may agree that sight is one of the most essential to our daily existence.

So when a Groupon offers special rates on everything from sight examinations to new prescription glasses to full LASIK surgery, it is time for one to sit up and take notice.  Right now you can get custom LASIK surgery performed for $899, nearly 43% off of the list price.  And this surgery can improve one’s vision and reduce the need for corrective lenses.

Best Gift Ideas for Out-of- State Friends and Family

Best Gift Ideas for Out-of- State Friends and FamilyWith the holiday season approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. Depending on your family size and your spending budget, you might have a lot of people on your gift list. The first thing to do is to prioritize your list into the people you most want to buy presents for; then divide your list into people who live locally and those who live out-of-state. Start planning for the out-of-state friends and family since you’ll need extra time for shipping. Another important key is choosing what types of presents to ship, since some choices may not be practical to ship. Here’s a list of great gifts to ship for far away friends and family.

If you want to save on shipping price, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to a favorite store. You can choose a national brand store that’s in your friend’s neighborhood, or look for specialty shops online that offer gift card purchases. If you’re worried about picking a favorite store, buy a Visa gift card, which can be used anywhere.

Sweet treats and desserts are a holiday favorite for gift giving. Even the most fit, health-conscious family members enjoy an occasional treat or sugar free candy. Don’t buy a box of chocolates at your grocery store and stick it in the mail. You’d hate for your friend to receive a huge, melted blob of what used to be gourmet chocolate truffles. See’s Candies has you covered. It offers chocolate, lollipops, holiday sweets that you’re sure to find something perfect for your family and maybe an extra box for yourself. If shipping during warm months of April to mid-October, See’s uses a special container to keep the treats from heat sensitivity during shipping.