First Impression

Vision Therapy Eyewear: Is it effective?

11/27/2013 11:26:00 AM

On my recent trip to Watsons in SM Megamall, this product caught my eye. At first I thought that they're just cool pieces of eye wear, but to my surprise they are sold to correct vision. This product promises better eyesight without glasses, and claims that it is suitable for nearsighted, farsighted & astigmatic adults or kids.

Price tag starts at Php1580 and goes up depending on the size. I tried the "L" one, and to my surprise, I can clearly see through the small holes and read from a far even without my prescription glasses! Squinting helps me see better whenever I don't have glasses on - it's somehow similar with seeing through the pinholes, because it's directing the eye's ability to focus on any subject.

Despite the shocking (and amazing) experience, I had to pass up on purchasing the item as I was still a bit skeptical on it's effectiveness.

Why glasses don't help (as stated on the flyer)
1. Glasses are 20 times over-powered when reading at 1 foot away
2. Prescription glasses tend to cause stress and strain, which may contribute to progressive myopia, presbyopia & astigmatism.
3. Nobody wore glasses and return to perfect vision

Benefits of Vision Therapy Eyewear (as stated on the flyer)
1. Helps one see clearly near and far using the pinhole scientific principle
2. Users becomes less dependent on glasses
3. Exercises and trains one's vision system to see better
4. Promotes good vision habits & helps improve eyesight naturally

Vision Therapy Eyewear FAQs (as stated on the flyer) 
Q: Who and when were the vision therapy eyewear or pinhole glasses invented?
A: It is not known who invented the pinhole glasses but the scientific principles of pinhole effects (light travels in straight lines) were discovered many centuries ago. Pinhole glasses are widely sold in America, Europe and Australia as alternatives to prescription glasses since the 1950s at least.

Q: What is the benefit of the eyewear?
A: It helps relieve strain and stress caused by prescription glasses, yet enabling clearer vision. Promotes an important vision habit to perfect vision: central vision

Q: Are there any side effects?
A: None. But due to the restricted peripheral vision, one should not wear the product when driving or moving about outdoors for safety considerations.

Q: When and how long do you wear the item?
A: Should be worn frequently as a substitute of prescription glasses indoors, such as when watching TV, when in front of a computer, and reading. For severe myopic, presbyopic and astigmatic cases (>5.0 diopeter) stepped-down prescription glasses are helpful when used with the product. Wear 5 to 10 minutes the first time and increase length of usage after getting used with seeing through the pinhole.

Q: How long do we need to wear the product to experience vision improvement?
A: It is not the length of time, but the need for reducing the root cause of vision challenges: stress and strain in the visual system. Most customers find it beneficial to wear the item progressively, starting from 10 minutes per session extending 60 minutes each time, after getting comfortable seeing through the pinholes. 

Q: How do we know that vision has improved?
A: The world has become super sharp, one's existing pair of glasses has become overpowered and may  even cause headache. Use the Snellen Eye Chart to measure improvement.

Have you tried this product already? Does it actually work? I'd love to ditch the frames and see normally, without having to go through an eye operation. Let me know!

Go to the nearest Watsons outlet in your area to buy or contact Natural Vision Therapy at (02) 6256616 / +63 9173833490 / for any inquiries. Purchase includes Free Eyewear Manual, Near and Far Training Eyecharts (download from receipt number/date required)


Filipino 'Drag Race' Queens Raising Money To Combat Typhoon Haiyan Devastation

11/18/2013 06:59:00 AM

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RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series produced by World of Wonder for Logo. RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for this series, which details RuPaul's search for "America's next drag superstar."

Throughout the history of "RuPaul's Drag Race," queens of Filipino descent have often been represented among the diverse array of contestants stomping the runway. Now, several of these queens have come together in an effort to encourage fans of the show to support relief efforts for those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

According to NewNowNext, season one contestant and fan-favorite Ongina is selling autographed photos in an effort to raise relief funding. He will reportedly donate $5 of every $7 photo sold to the Philippines National Red Cross.


Season four contestant Jiggly Caliente told NewNowNext that "to see my people back home go through such devastating disaster -- my heart breaks for them. I couldn't imagine the helplessness and pain they must be going through.“ The "Drag Race" star is encouraging her fans to donate to the Red Cross’ Philippine Typhoon Relief, UNICEF or ABS CBN International relief. He is currently engaged in efforts to set up a formal fundraiser.

Jiggly Caliente

Season three runner-up Manila Luzon, whoe first name comes from the capital of the Philippines, is echoing Jiggly's statements. “I feel so helpless watching the suffering on the television -- I’m seeing images of people huddled under scraps of buildings for shelters and straining water through t-shirts to drink,” she told NewNowNext. “But Filipino-Americans are very proud of our homeland and we are coming together in full force to support everyone back in the Philippines affected by the disaster.” Luzon is calling on her fans to donate to either the American Red Cross or Philippines National Red Cross.

Manila Luzon

Notorious season four finalist Phi Phi O’Hara has family back in the Philippines and has reportedly been making donations to help the devastated nation through Habitat for Humanity. “It’s just hard to know I am safe here in the States and can’t get over there to help and donate my time in any way I can,” she told NewNowNext. “Not only do I have family there, I have a huge following there and my fans are my family. I hope and pray that they are all safe and being taken care of.” O'Hara is encouraging her fans to help about in any way they can, and to visit The Guardian for a comprehensive list of ways to help.

Phi Phi O'Hara

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Product Review: TRESemme Freshstart Volumizing Dry Shampoo

11/14/2013 12:02:00 PM

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I've been going crazy lately on dry shampoos. If you don't know what a dry shampoo is, how it's used, why it works, and why I like it, check out my previous post on this topic by clicking here.

A friend of mine recently went to the US, and I asked him to pick up an aerosol-type dry shampoo. He sent a lot of options, but Dove and TRESemme were my top choices. I know there are other great brands for sale in the US like Batiste - but I wanted to try something that may have a bigger chance of getting to our country's beauty racks.

So I ended up with TRESemme's Freshstart Volumizing Dry Shampoo. I got the value pack for $11.39 (almost Php500).

Here's how the can looks like.

I strictly follow instructions, so I read the back label first.

Works well for Asian hair.
Works OK for PHL weather (I used it on a day that's not very humid).
Eliminates shine and oil very well.
Smells good.
Easy to use.

Hair felt a little bit dry after usage.
Hair felt a little bit heavy after usage.
Doesn't work well with a flat iron.
Hair looked stiff after usage.

Overall Verdict:
3 out of 5 stars

Have you seen this on the racks of Watson's or any other Health and Beauty stores here in the PH? I know I haven't, but I might have just missed it.

Have you tried this dry shampoo already? How did you find it? Do you know other brands that are worth trying?

Click here to read about my review on Beauty Formulas Dry Shampoo.