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Contact Lenses for Halloween – What You Need to Know

  • July 25, 2014 at 6:13 am

Need To Know If you’re planning to wear crazy colored contacts for Halloween, then you’d do well to learn as much as you can about them. In this article, we will strive to answer as many of the frequently asked questions about colored contacts. This should help you make an informed decision where these medical devices are concerned.

Do I need a prescription to buy colored contacts?

You most certainly do. Even if you do not require vision correction, federal law classifies ALL contact lenses as medical devices and requires the verification of a prescription by the seller. This is why you need to get your eyes checked and fitted by your eye doctor before placing an order for contact lenses of any kind.

Do colored contacts also come in prescription powers?

Yes, they do. Although most of the people who choose to wear colored contact lenses do so for purely aesthetic reasons, that’s not to say those who have vision problems cannot wear them. Technology has advanced so much that corrective contact lenses are now also being manufactured in a variety of colors, along with the classic clear lenses.

For how long can I wear colored contacts?

Contact lenses in general should be worn for no more than 8 hours each day. There are, however, contacts that are meant to be worn for a shorter period of time. It’s advisable to seek advice from your eye doctor to be on the safe side. Note as well that most lenses expire a year after the vial is opened. This means you need to replace them after a year, unless you’re wearing daily disposables, in which case you should throw them away immediately after use. The key is to ask about expiration and advisable period of use before opening the vial.

Can I share my contacts or sleep while wearing them?

NO! This cannot be emphasized enough. You should NEVER sleep with your contacts in and contact lens use is one area where it is most definitely okay NOT to share. In fact, it is a MUST not to share. Sharing increases the risk of infection and sleeping with your contacts in can cause damage that may even lead to total blindness. Of course, if your eye doctor specifically tells you to sleep with your contacts in, then you should follow his advice, as you may have a condition that requires such treatment. Colored contacts are definitely fun to wear, especially during Halloween. But you should never sacrifice the health of your eyes just to enjoy them.

Simple Solutions for Document Storage

Disorganized Records

Storing hardcopy paper documents is never easy because there always seems to be volumes of them that you need to take care of. This is why a lot of individuals and companies now prefer to file such documents in self-storage units.

Self-storage units offer a lot of advantages, the foremost of which is its varied size. It is easy to find one that will fit your needs. In addition, these storage units are also difficult to tamper with, so your files are guaranteed safe and secure. Some self-storage units are even temperature-controlled, while others are equipped with state-of-the-art lock and security systems.

A self-storage unit is likewise easy to access. You don’t need drive far to get to them. They can be placed in your office or anywhere in your home.

To maximize the advantages of using a self-storage unit for your documents, it is important to know how to properly store your files.

Before placing the documents inside the storage unit, make sure that they are clean and dry. They should be in good condition. Documents that aren’t dry can be easily damaged because of the growth of moulds. If there are documents that are fragile (such as photos) or contain sensitive information, put them inside plastic sleeves or a similar material to ensure protection.

The most important documents should be placed in the front area of the storage unit. This will make it easy for you to access them anytime you need to.

 File DrawerBe sure that your storage units have locks that aren’t easy to break. They should also be clearly and properly labelled. Organize your storage units according to the type or types of records they contain. If possible, specify the year on the unit, too. This will make it easier for you to find records chronologically.

If you are using boxes as storage units, elevate them by using wood pallets so that they are kept safe from floods (in case one happens to come by). Or you can simply place your storage units in an elevated area in the office or in your home.

Lastly, make sure that you keep a copy or list of your storage units so it will be easy for you to find one when you need something. This will also help you move efficiently when you need to re-organize or check files.

Self-storage is a practical solution for all your document storage needs. Remember, though, that you need to find quality storage boxes if you want things to work out well for you. There are also a number of document storage Melbourne solutions you can choose from. Find one that suits your budget and your needs.