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Contact Lenses Vs. Surgery

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I’ve long held the belief that I would eventually get corrective surgery (such as Lasik) for my eyes once I had money saved up. I’ve been telling myself that for over 10 years now. But these days, I’m not so sure that getting surgery is the right move, even if I can afford it. Below, I will go into some detail about why I have begun to change my mind, and I will also show you how to get a Lens.com promo code.

To be honest, contact lenses have come a long way in the past couple decades. Today, I use Focus Dailies from Ciba Vision, and I have no real complaints. I love the fact that I can put on a new pair every day. This eliminates the need to store the lenses or clean them with solution. But most of all, they are highly comfortable. I literally never have a problem with them. With other contact lenses, I can often feel them inside my eye, but this is not the case with Focus Dailies. Once they are in, I completely forget that they are even there.

Now, to be fair, daily wear contact lenses are a bit on the expensive side. I try to mitigate the costs by purchasing my contacts online from discount stores like Lens.com. When available, I also search for Lens.com coupons that I can use to save extra money. These coupons are typically codes that you type in on the checkout basket to get an additional discount. You should definitely look for them if you buy lenses online like I do. When you do the math, getting Lasik surgery may end up being less costly in the long run. But I don’t know if I feel like going under the knife and having endless consultations when the contact lenses I’m currently wearing are posing no problem whatsoever. There really is no motivation for me to take that extra step and explore surgical options. And that is just where I stand today. Who knows what advances there will be in contact lenses in the coming decade, which will make the idea of getting surgery even less appealing?

Tips for the Cheap Gamer

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We all love playing video games, and gaming has become one of the most popular hobbies in the 21st century. But not everyone has the money to purchase multiple game consoles and all the exciting new games that come out each year. In this article, I will show you how you can be a gamer without breaking the bank. I use these tips all the time to play new games and get the best consoles on the market.

1. Buy used consoles.
Who cares about some scrapes or scratches on a game console? Once you put the game in and start playing, you won’t know the difference anyway. My favorite place to buy used game consoles is Ebay, but there are quite a few other ecommerce sites where you can purchase used consoles at a discount.

2. Buy and sell used games.
You can also use sites like Ebay and Glyde to buy games cheaply. A used video game can instantly save you 20% off the retail price. Once you are bored of the game and know you won’t ever play it again, you should turn around and sell the game yourself. Depending on how long you’ve kept the game, you may be able to sell it back to someone for about the same price you paid for it in the first place. This means you could break even, minus shipping costs, of course.

3. Rent video games.
You have two main options here. First, you can join a game rental service called Gamefly. This website lets you maintain a queue online, where you create a list of all the video games you’d like to rent. Then, Gamefly sends these games to you in the order you selected. Depending on the subscription plan you choose, you will receive one or two games at a time. You can exchange the games as frequently (or infrequently) as you want. Check out the Gamefly free trial to see for yourself how the program works. This Gamefly trial offer currently lasts for 30 days.

Your second option is to rent games from Redbox. While I like the idea behind this, I have found that this is not a good option if you like to keep games more than a couple days. But if you’re the type of gamer that finishes games quickly and just want to play a game for a few days, Redbox is definitely a reasonable choice.

An easy way to get your calcium

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Calcium has always been something that is difficult to get for many people. Unless you want to drink lots of milk and calcium-fortified orange juice, you may not be getting the calcium your body needs. But many people have to avoid milk due to lactose intolerance, and the orange juice your buy at grocery stores often have high sugar content. The solution for many people has therefore been to take calcium supplements.

There are two things, however, that make calcium supplements difficult to take. First, they are quite large and difficult to swallow. Second, your body only absorbs so much calcium at once, so you need to take these giant pills several times a day if you want to make sure your body gets all the calcium it needs.

What I consider to be a much better option is to take something called calcium chews. Several companies make calcium chews and they taste great. And because you chew them, there is no need to worry about having to swallow extra-large pills. Calcium chews come in different flavors, such as chocolate, strawberry, and caramel. Some companies also offer calcium in the form of chewable gummies, which is another option you can consider.

Many health food stores and even places like Walmart offer calcium chews (although their selection is somewhat limited). But my preferred way of purchasing these delightful treats is by going online to Pureformulas, which is my favorite online vitamin outlet. The reason behind buying supplements online is that you often get the lowest prices by doing so. I often get a Pureformulas coupon online from various online sites, and as a result, I end up saving quite a lot of money. When you buy online, however, you do need to factor in shipping costs. That’s why I encourage you to buy a lot at once, as a large order will frequently allow you to get free shipping on your order.

 

How to get cheap printing services

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On the whole, I find that canvas prints appear more impressive compared to posters or other items I may put up on the wall. But the one disadvantage is that they can be a bit pricey. A large poster may cost around $20, but if you wanted to get a canvas print of equivalent size, you can expect to pay a lot more. In this article, I will talk a bit about how you can get canvas prints for less.

The secret is using an online canvas printing service such as Canvas People. This benefits you in two ways. First, you’ll find that prices overall are lower when you use an online company. This is usually true, even after you add the cost of shipping. Secondly, when you shop online, you can hunt for special offers or bargains. For example, on my most recent purchase of some canvas prints, I got a great deal by using Canvas People coupons from Hotprintingdeals.com. I find that Canvas People usually has some great coupons I can use, so I have not researched if other companies offer similar deals. But I suspect they do, so whatever company you use, make sure you do a search for coupons or promo codes.

Last but not least, you can create your own canvas prints. This could end up requiring a lot of time and effort, so I only recommend it if creating artistic items is something you have a natural affinity for. If you are interesting in giving this a try, there are a number of helpful Youtube videos you may want to check out, such as the one below:

Of course, canvas prints are just one type of printing service you may need. For more professional printing, you may require the a business printing service like Printplace. When choosing a printing company for business purposes, it is especially important to shop around since the quality of printing you have done can affect your bottom line. I personally like to use Printplace because they are an online service that offers reasonable prices. I am also able to find Printplace coupons on the Internet, which routinely saves me a good amount of money.

And lastly, I’d like to spend some time talking about check printing. Every business who deals with a lot of payments will need to rely on checks, and the best way to get high quality checks cheaply is by using a company called Deluxe. Their prices are quite reasonable, especially if you order check online and use Deluxe coupon codes. Of course, there are other companies you can choose, but as far as I’m concerned, Deluxe is the only company you should consider. I say this because they have been in business for over 100 years and is one of the largest and most respected checking companies in the world. A lot of financial institutions and businesses of all sizes have relied on them over the years.

Why you should switch to contact lenses

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If you currently wear glasses, I have one question for you: Why not try contact lenses? In the past, there were many reasons why one might prefer glasses over contacts. The risk of eye infection and lack of comfort were two that come to mind. But in modern times, such reasons no longer exist. Contact lenses have really come a long way, and today’s lenses are made of material that make them extremely comfortable. Moreover, the best lenses allow your eyes to breathe and are very unlikely to cause any problems such as infections. Although there is a small risk of complications, the risk is quite small.

contact lenses vs eyeglassesContact lenses are also convenient. In the old days, users were required to wash and disinfect their lenses at night. Again, such maintenance requirements no longer exist with today’s lenses. I most cases, you can simply rub the lens in solution for a few seconds then store them in solution overnight. If that sounds like too much work for you, you can simply use daily wears. While they cost a bit more, daily disposable contact lenses can be thrown out every night and are about as easy as it gets.

Of course, there are a handful of situations where contact lenses may not be the best choice for you. This may include people with very extreme astigmatism, as well as those who have very dry eyes. But for just about everyone else, I believe contact lenses are vastly superior to eyeglasses.

Now, to be fair, there are a couple disadvantages to contact lenses.  If you wear glasses, you only need an exam every other year, but contact lens users have to have their eyes examined annually. And unless you wear the most expensive, designer eyeglasses, chances are good that contact lenses will be more pricey for you. One of the ways I cut down on the cost of contact lenses is by purchasing them on the Internet. I like to use a store called Lens.com, because they have a lot of coupons I can use to get discounted prices. I usually use these Lens.com coupon codes. Online contact lens stores have really helped consumers by bringing down the price of contacts. I am hoping prices will continue to drop in the future, so that contacts become just as affordable, if not cheaper, than wearing eyeglasses.

Download songs like Could Have Been Me by the Struts

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I’ll be the first to admit that $1.29 for a song  (which is what Amazon and iTunes charge) seems a bit steep for me. Especially when you can listen to music for free on many sites like Spotify and Vevo.

download music onlineDespite all the free sources out there, I still find myself wanting to own my songs, so I usually end up purchasing downloads of the songs I like, despite the costs. For someone like me who likes to purchase a couple songs almost every day, this can add up to a lot of money.

But fortunately, I found a cheaper solution of late. If you do a bit of searching, you can find MP3 sites that sell songs for much less than the going rate at places like iTunes. In fact, I have found stores that sell decent quality MP3s for as little as $0.10. There is some question about whether such sites operate completely legally (they are mostly foreign sites from what I understand), the research I’ve done seems to indicate that they are indeed legal. After I realized this, I went ahead and purchased a download of ‘Could Have Been Me’ by the Struts.

So how was the sound file quality? Quite good in fact. I can’t really tell the difference between the quality of the file I received when compared to files I’ve downloaded from iTunes. I really like the fact that I can copy the song and put it on multiple devices without any hassle.

So if you’re buying fewer songs than you’d like because of price issues, I encourage you to check out these international MP3 sites to get a better deal on music.

While music is great, you may sometimes feel like listening to something else on your music player. In the last few years it’s become possible to listen to tons of books on your MP3 player using services like Audible (click here to learn more about Audible). I recommend this service if you’re at all interested in listening to audio books, because it gives you the best deals on books and is also a very easy site to use.