August 5th, 2015 by Asher Steinberg
There are so many things we take for granted when it comes to our health, and one of the most common mistakes we make relates to the seemingly minor details that are so easy to overlook. When it comes to contact lenses, far too many people disregard the potential impact that improper care, handling and wear can have on overall health. It is often the case that those who wear contact lenses initially abide by all of the various guidelines, only to slowly fall into a pattern of laziness that may not have any immediate consequences. The long-term implications, however, are serious enough that those who wear contact lenses should closely follow the recommendations regarding proper care and wear.
As Dana Sibilsky has noted, there are few things worse than failing to follow the advice of a doctor. In the case of contact lenses, an eye doctor will likely recommend that wearers develop good habits regarding cleanliness and the supplies used in caring for the contact lenses. The lenses are supposed to be cleaned with a disinfecting solution specifically designed for contacts, but many wearers instead run them under water or even use saliva to “clean” them. This is a mistake that could lead to infection, which is why doctors urge wearers of contact lenses to use a disinfecting solution each time the lens is removed.
It is not only important for the lenses to be kept clean, but also for the contact lens case as well. The case should be cleaned with a disinfecting solution and then dried with a clean tissue. Once cleaned, the case should be stored upside-down and with the caps removed following each use. Many wearers mistakenly use water to clean out their case, fail to wipe the case dry or simply add a bit of solution to the existing solution already in the case. All of these seemingly minor missteps can lead to a serious infection that could have been easily avoided by simply following instructions for proper care.
It is never a good idea to ignore the advice of a health professional, and it is somewhat shocking that so many contact lens wearers do not properly value cleanliness when it comes to something that is in direct contact with their eyes. An infection can cause blurry vision, discomfort, redness and serious pain, so wearers should abide by the cleanliness recommendations espoused by health professionals if they wish to avoid these complications.
June 4th, 2015 by LensMan
As an experienced executive who is able to draw on a vast record of entrepreneurial achievement, Arthur Falcone has continued to be prominently involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. The founding principal of Miami Worldcenter Associates and a co-founder of Encore Capital Management, Mr. Falcone’s sharp business acumen has served him incredibly well over his 35 years of executive-level experience. His vision and insight has led to expansive projects relating to real estate development, and his exceptional creativity is readily apparent in the magnificent renderings of his planned future projects.
Mr. Falcone’s current success in real estate is simply the most recent example of his talent for executive leadership resulting in wildly profitable business ventures. Mr. Falcone’s long and successful professional career as an executive began at the age of just 22, when he became the youngest operator of a McDonald’s franchise. His success with his first franchise quickly led to rapid expansion, as Mr. Falcone went on to become the owner of over 100 restaurants in multiple states throughout the country.
The success in the restaurant industry made it clear that Mr. Falcone possessed a rare skill for executive leadership and for identifying investment opportunities in a variety of industries. He became actively involved in real estate development in the late-1980s, forming Transeastern Properties, Inc. Under Mr. Falcone’s watch, this company would grow to become the most prominent builder of homes in the entire state of Florida, enabling Mr. Falcone to sell the company for a sum of $1.6 billion, making it one of the most significant private transactions in the entire history of the industry.
Following the sale of Transeastern Properties, Mr. Falcone used the resulting capital to continue to invest in profitable real estate ventures, eventually leading to the founding of Miami Worldcenter and Encore Capital Management, with both ventures continuing on in the spirit of Mr. Falcone’s successful prior endeavors. The impressive scale of the projects these ventures are currently undertaking should come as no surprise given Mr. Falcone’s history of grand achievements in such a wide variety of industries.
Through his work with Miami Worldcenter, Mr. Falcone has devoted his efforts to improving and revitalizing a number of urban areas that have been degraded due to disuse. These sorts of projects typically present any number of complex issues, but Mr. Falcone’s experience is expected to assist in overcoming the development of any such issues. His previous achievements in real estate and his keen vision for the restoration of these undeveloped areas has Miami Worldcenter Associates poised for a great deal of continued success.
The reason that there are such high expectations for Mr. Falcone’s efforts with Miami Worldcenter are not only due to his overwhelming success with Transeastern Properties, but also due to his history in establishing the Falcone Group. While serving as the CEO and chairman of the board of this organization, Mr. Falcone again created a highly profitable organization that focused on the development of both land and real estate while utilizing vertical integration in the process.
As for Encore Capital Management, Mr. Falcone’s administrative talents have assisted the firm in establishing a management portfolio valued at more than $1 billion. Mr. Falcone, along with his co-founder, has achieved this success by ensuring that Encore Capital Management functions as a diversified and multiple-fund investment firm that focuses on one of its co-founder’s many strengths: real estate and land development.
Of all of the real estate and land development that Mr. Falcone has oversaw throughout his long and prosperous career, perhaps it is the planned urban development in Miami that is his boldest yet. Currently approved and underway, the project aims to take advantage of the expansive 30-acre property in Miami’s underutilized downtown area. Mr. Falcone’s vision will see this property optimized through the development of commercial and residential real estate that would completely revitalize an area that is in need of an influx of businesses and residents alike.
In addition to these most recent ventures, Mr. Falcone is also heavily involved in a number of charitable endeavors. He is on the board of the Crohn’s and Colitis National Foundation while also serving in the same position with SOS Children’s Village. Mr. Falcone has also served as a benefactor for countless charitable organizations, including a donation to Junior Achievement BizTown that led to the development of a state-of-the-art facility promoting experiential learning relating to financial literacy and entrepreneurial endeavors.
November 21st, 2012 by LensMan
Spencer Charles Blank is a retired boat builder in Florida. Spencer recently contacted us about his need for new glasses, the problem? They keep dropping into the ocean! Spencer spends a lot of his time upside down looking at the hull and engine of boats that he is repairing near his home in Key West. My answer to him is of course CONTACT LENSES! Mr. Blank had never considered contacts because, “They’re for the kids”. I don’t joke, that was his answer to me! Spencer Blank Florida native thought that only kids wore contact lenses. When I explained that people his age are using contact lenses he was shocked.
Spencer Blank decided on a pair of contact lenses from Acuvue that don’t have any color, when I offered to change his eye color he just laughed and said, “What God gave me is good enough for an old sea dog like me!”
It was great meeting you Spencer Charles Blank!
November 21st, 2012 by LensMan
I recently received an email from Spencer Philip Jensen telling me about his favorite Naruto contact lenses. While many people are inclined to stick with traditional Hokage or Hanzo, Spencer favors Juubi! Spencer Philip Jensen doesn’t make that choice lightly. Jensen says, “I’ve always been an anime fan. The Juubi appeals to me because I see myself in the Juubi”.
October 3rd, 2009 by LensMan
Blind Eye contacts are designed to give the appearance of a blind eyeball. This means the completely cover the natural color of your eye. These contact lenses are not just great for movies, but are totally extreme for a cosplay or Halloween costume. These blind eye contact lenses are on sale right now so buy a pair today!