Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wild World of Wednesday - October 21, 2009

Another Contest, Just From Somewhere Else: I was sent the link to today's video with a website and some information about a new contest. The whole thing is promoting LASIK for those of us who participate in water sports. Watch the video and go to the website to learn how you can win prizes valued up to $5,000.

Here's some copy from the source:

It’s no secret that many of our beaches/lakes/rivers are polluted. What many people don’t know is that soft contact lenses absorb this polluted water. As if that weren’t enough to make you think about getting your eyes fixed, did you know that using contact lenses in water causes them to stick to an eye’s cornea for up to 30 minutes and if someone tries to remove them before they loosen up, damage or infection could occur.

Out in the woods, whether hiking, biking or camping, we all know that the trails are far from a sterile environment. That being said, if you do wear contacts, you need to be extra careful to keep make sure your hands a clean before you touch your lenses, especially on overnight trips. Bringing solution or spare glasses can add unwanted bulk, but that’s better than getting an infection or not being able to see because your primary set of glasses broke while mountain biking!

A big misconception with LASIK is that there's a ton of downtime and the procedure hurts. In reality, LASIK is virtually pain free and uses lasers, not blades, to help correct your vision. Downtime is only about one to three days, depending on what it is you want to do.

Visit This Press Release: Click here to read about the Southern California Breakers tryout dates. Spread the link around to your friends and ask them to click it as well. The more clicks, the more chance the information gets picked up by larger news sources.

Don't Forget My Contest:
Remember to enter my silly contest. You have until this Friday, October 23.

Today In Sports History

1979 - Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions.

Happy Birthday
to Willis McGahee and Whitey Ford


Mike said...

I know this is slightly "off topic," but congrats on winning the golf bag at Heather's site!

Well, we are talking contests here...

Apryl DeLancey said...

Thanks Mike!

Lindsay said...

LASIK eye surgery has me a bit freaked out. I know it's been around for awhile now and I've heard mostly good things about it. It's just that I have a friend whose dad is an eye doctor and he hasn't had the procedure done yet and he doesn't recommend it to his kids who are all grown adults and wear contacts. He says it hasn't been around long enough to know the long, longterm effects. Like, 40 years later or whatever.

That being said. It sucks going on backpacking trips and trying to take out contacts with dirty hands, etc.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, I'm chicken too. It would be nice to surf without contacts!!