Children

THE DRIVE FOR SCHOOL BUS WIFI GETS IN GEAR

We know that modern school-aged children are connected to technology, but would it be beneficial for them to be able to use that technology during school bus trips or even during the commute from home to school? Did you know that 12 is the average age of a child when he or she receives their first mobile device? Combine that fact with the ever increasing lengths of school bus trips across the United States and you can get a picture of the potential of bus WiFi. This infographic examines school bus WiFi and much more.

Every moment is a learning opportunity. We invite you to learn more about the range of solutions we offer to help educational organizations make the most of mobile WiFi.

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The Underestimated Power of the Sofa!

Every home has one. Often it can be found opposite a Television set or you might find yourself relaxing on it with a good book to read. You know what we are talking – the humble sofa, but the sofa is anything but humble. This staple for man-made interior design plays an integral part of family life and to demonstrate this we have created an infographic to share with you all.

We came across some interesting facts, for instance, we discovered that an average sofa will bear witness to 293 arguments in its life time! Or the sofas biggest nemesis is children, with them dropping food and drink 72 times a year and on average they will jump on that sofa 587 times during its hard working lifetime.

But, parents you are not entirely blameless! See what you think of the humble Sofa and let us know your memorable sofa moments!

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Before Buying New Specs: what you need to know

 

There have been a lot of stories counseling Americans not to buy eyeglasses from their local eye doctor. This is not only bad from a personal health perspective but also from a personal finance perspective.

4 Things You Need to Know About Buying Eyewear [INFOGRAPHIC]
Here are some facts that everyone needs to know before choosing their specs.

1) Retail (e.g., Pearle Vision, LensCrafters) is NOT always cheaper! Independent research shows that buying glasses at an independent eye doctor is still less expensive than at many corporate retail chains…by a lot! When you add vision coverage, like VSP Vision Care to the mix (which nearly 20% of Americans have), that price is even lower.

For example, a consumer who purchases a Ray-Ban frame with progressive lenses will save $595 with VSP coverage at an independent eye doctor versus using an insurance company focused on retail store sales and purchasing glasses at LensCrafters ($746 vs. $151).

2) If you have a complex prescription, many online retailers can’t make you glasses. The little secret that most online sites don’t advertise is the fact that they only sell single vision lenses, not progressives. Or if they do sell progressives, that you  are responsible for providing your measurements. So if you have a complex prescription, need glasses to help you see at multiple distances, or are over the age of 40, the chances you won’t be seeing as clearly as you could are pretty high!

3) Beyond price, glasses need to do more than just look good. Glasses are unique in that they are the only fashionable medical device (so far!). Your glasses must be customized to you in every way to maximize their role to help you see clearly. And, while can find some great values online, your eye doctor should, and must, play a critical role in helping you select the best frame and lenses that are right for your individual needs. Just a few things your eye doctor and their staff ensure:

  • Up-to-date prescription: Your eye doctor will make sure your prescription hasn’t changed and your eyes are healthy through a comprehensive eye exam before picking out your new style. This is especially critical for young children whose eyesight can change regularly. Glasses with the wrong prescription don’t help you see!
  • Lens options: Lenses may seem like an afterthought, but the right ones can make a big difference. Today’s digital lens technology is more affordable than ever  before, especially with vision insurance, and makes a huge difference in helping you to see your best. Your eye doctor and their staff are a great resource to learn about specialized lenses and coatings to fit and enhance your personal lifestyle needs.
  • Measured to fit your face: Measurements are essential to ensure that your prescription works for you. Because your face is unique so are the way your lenses fit your frames! Your eye doctor and their staff will take your personal measurements to ensure that once your new frames are in hand, they fit your face properly and not only look good on you but help you see.

4) Buying discounted frames online may cost you money in the long run. If you find a deal that is too good to be true online, it probably is. Extremely discounted designer and brand name glasses sold online are usually done so through a “gray market,” which is unofficial, unauthorized or unintended sales by the original manufacturer. This is important to know because, if these glasses malfunction, you may not have an option to get them fixed under warranty. If you purchase through your eye doctor, you have the confidence in their direct relationship with the frame manufacturer.

This is a guest post from VSP Vision Care President Jim McGrann.

 

Cost of Halloween in the US

The Cost of Halloween in the US is staggering, it’s almost scary how much the average American is willing to spend on Halloween.  Do you know how many pounds of pumpkins are sold? You could make a lot of pumpkin pies or it could buy you a really nice car. I love the information here, did you know what is the top selling candy?  I will give you a hint, “it will melt in your mouth but not in your hands”.   The Price Gun Store has created this fun infographic go here to find out more about what they do.

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Oral Health Tips

Oral health tips, do you need them?  Are your teeth important, sure they are if you want them to last a life time you have got to take care of them.  Do you know when you should start taking care of a babies teeth?  Do you know what is bad for your teeth?   Do you know what foods are good for your teeth?  Well if your answer is no to any of these questions this infographic has the answers for you.  Alphega-pharmacy.co.uk has these tips and many others to share with you, spend a few minutes to learn this one, if you want to keep that lovely smile.

 

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