Recently I attended a really exciting, interesting and fun event: See a New You for 2009. The event was sponsored by Bausch & Lomb as a way to introduce their amazing, multi-focal contact lenses. It featured Bausch & Lomb Educational Consultant Dr. Rhonda Robinson, and two of the most enthusiastic and charming men ever: Color Consultants Joe Lupo and Jesse Garza of Visual Therapy.
Seeing Is Believing:
Most 40-somethings ignore it. They squint, they guess, they ask others to read for them, but eventually it becomes clear that they are experiencing “Presbyopia.” No, it’s not a disease, it’s a common vision problem that tends to affect people–most people–in their 40’s.
As Dr. Rhonda Robinson, a Bausch & Lomb Educational Consultant described it; as you age, the crystalline lens in your eye becomes less flexible (sort of like the rest of a middle-aged body, ha ha) but it’s really no laughing matter. With the loss of that elasticity, your eyes are lsss able to adjust quickly to changes in focus from near to far and in-between.
In the past, this meant that to see clearly near as well as far away, you had to wear bi-focals (or in my case, tri-focals). But the new, Bausch & Lomb PureVision and SofLens Multi-Focal contact lenses lets you see clearly at all distances…and no one will ever know you’re wearing vision-correcting lenses!
It may sound like science fiction, but it’s not. Technology and modern materials have finally helped to create a comfortable contact lens that really does make the world clear again…at all distances. I have seriously sensitive eyes, and even I can wear them well enough to ditch my glasses for a party or special event, or for sports. In fact, some people can even wear the PureVision Multi-Focal contact lenses for up to 30 days! They’re made with a comfort-enhancing “AerGel”material that repels debris and stays moist all day. The other lenses, the SoftLens Multi-Focal contact lenses work better for some people (myself included) and are meant to be replaced more frequently. But both clear up your vision, amazingly well.
FREE SAMPLES & Sweepstakes: Advice Sisters readers – take note. You can get a free trial lens certificate http://www.goodybyereaders.com/ and, starting March 23rd 2009, you can also enter the “see a New You” Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive an annual supply of Bausch & Lomb Multi-Focal Contact Lenses, a personal consultant with Visual Therapy, Wardrobe Additions as needed per the consultation, and an autographed copy of Visual Therapy’s new book: Life in Color – there will be 10 runner-ups who will win the lenses and the book, too!
See Your Image Possibilities!
After the presentation by Dr. Robinson and after those who wished, were fitted with their own pair of multi-focal contact lenses, it was time to consider how others see us (with or without glasses).
After taking a short quiz, created by color consultants Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo of Visual Therapy, we were color-typed and analyzed for style type as per their newest book: Life in Color: The Visual Therapy Guide to the Perfect Palette–for Fashion, Beauty, and You (Chronicle Books, 240 pages $24.95) which I just reviewed in the latest, What Works Spring 2009 Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion review column up now at http://www.advicesisters.net/whatworkscol3.html I’m a “SUN Whimsical” with a touch of “Bohemian” (if you want to know what that means, read the book)!
Visual Therapy is Joe and Jesse’s company, founded in 1995. Among the services they provide are consultations to help clients find and refine their own, personal, style. For those who are color-averse (or clueless), they also guide people towards colors that are most flattering. If I wasn’t already a certified color and image consultant myself, I’d be really thankful that there is now a way to figure this out on my own. Even though I do have a clue, I found Garza and Lupo’s approach energizing, fun, and exciting, not to mention informative. They have done a great job of modernizing the 4-color concept, and their upbeat, positive approach to fashion makes it fun, not a chore. It really was a treat to meet these two very talented men, who motivated me to go home and take another look at my closets!