3 Tips for Eye Health: Dr. Alan Mendelsohn

Most of us use digital devices during the day – whether we are reading on a Kindle, working on the computer, or checking email on a cellphone, we are on a device. According to the Vision Council, almost 95% of American spend two or more hours each day on a digital device. And if you work at a computer screen, then this number is multiplied many times.

As Dr. Alan Mendelsohn explains in a recent article in the Miami Herald,

“The blue light emissions lead to digital eyestrain, which is characterized by eye fatigue, blurred vision, red and/or dry eyes, general eye discomfort, headaches, migraines and decreased productivity. Counterintuitively, when you “take a break” from work and pull out a cellphone to catch up with texts, social media, etc., you continue to be afflicted by blue light emissions, further exacerbating digital eyestrain.”

Even more dangerous, the blue light emissions can contribute to macular degeneration which is actually the number one cause of blindness in adults. So, what suggestions does Dr. Alan Mendelsohn have to help those of us who aren’t about to part with our electronic devices?

He says that you should sit far away from your devices rather than hovering over them. Interestingly, he recommends wearing sunglasses while you are using your digital devices. He explains that high quality sunglasses have UV protection and blue light blockers and that they can make a real difference if you use them. Finally, Dr. Alan Mendelsohn explains that you should get a blue blocker or filter embedded in your next pair of glasses with a yellow chromophore pigment. This will block the blue rays.

This issue might seem like something that you can ignore – but if you think about how much we all use our electronic devices, making a few changes for your eye health can go a long way.

Want to Share a Craft Beer or Special Ale with Mickey Mouse?

So this is interesting for those of you who want a cold brew after a long day at Disneyland. Up until now, you couldn’t grab a beer as you hang out in the park; no alcohol is sold in the park and the only place you can find any is at Club 33, an exclusive restaurant, or Disney-owned hotels. But that’s all about to change.

San Diego-based brewers Ballast Point Brewing will be opening a restaurant and beer garden in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California. They will be selling craft beers and special ales that will be created only for Disneyland.

As Ballast Point Brewing wrote on their Facebook page, “We are so excited to announce our upcoming Tasting Room & Kitchen in Downtown Disneyland! We can’t wait to bring the Ballast Point Brewing Company tasting room experience to this magical place. This incredible space will house a three-barrel R&D brewery, restaurant and beer garden.”

Become Straw Free and Help the World

Most people don’t realize this but American throw away as many as 500 million plastic straws a day. As Adrian Grenier of the non-profit Lonely Whale points out, “Conservatively, you can guess that Americans will use on average two plastic straws a day, so 500 million is an accurate estimate. But I challenge you to start paying attention to the straws you get in your iced coffee, smoothies, soda, and cocktails. When I’m in New York or LA the number of plastic straws I receive is often closer to 10 a day.”

A number of people and organizations are starting to care, and they are making a difference. Milo Cress started a movement in 2011 called Be Straw Free that encourages restaurants and hotels to only offer straws when people ask for them. Grenier has a Strawless in Seattle campaign which has, so far, helped Seattle to save 2.3 million plastic straws in only three months. They are asking restaurants and businesses to change to biodegradable straws and it’s making all the difference.

It’s certainly a cause worth thinking about and a change that could make all the difference.

Kevin M. Killoren Explains: Make Your Business Travel More Comfortable

Being on the road for work can really become a drag, as you pine away for your New York loft and wonder how you’re going to do another week in Atlanta. There are certainly some ways to make it more enjoyable and comfortable, however, and a location like VIP Corporate Housing with Owner Partner Kevin M. Killoren can definitely make the difference. Their idea is a brilliant one; rather than staying in a hotel or trying to find another option when you’re away on business, you can stay in a beautiful, fully equipped apartment and pay by the day or month.

How does it work? Kevin M. Killoren and VIP Corporate Housing explain that they have fully furnished apartments set up in an array of locations around the United States. The apartments come with everything including a fully equipped kitchen. The apartments are located in regular apartment communities, so they include fitness centers, swimming pools, sports courts and even the ability to bring your pet along.

For the busy executive who still wants to feel at home when he’s away on the road, The VIP Corporation Housing with Kevin M. Killoren is the perfect way to have it all without breaking the bank. They offer one, two and three bedroom options across the Midwest and throughout the country and many of these locations include concierge services, VIP Events and even golfer clubs. It’s nice to know that you have a home away from home, even if you need to go to five different locations in the course of six months (or less) and to know you can curl up with a good book or watch some great TV in the comfort of a fully furnished apartment.

Golf Cart Accessories with Aaron Gouldie

It’s always fun to learn about new and unusual companies and products, and the Golf Cart King with CEO and founder Aaron Gouldie definitely falls under this category. This company was launched for golf-cart owners as a location where they can get their golf carts accessorized and where they can get the golf-cart parts that they need. Their website carries all sorts of brand-specific parts from the major golf cart manufacturers including Yamaha Parts, EZGO Parts and Club Car Parts, to name a few.

Founder Aaron Gouldie is from Austin, Texas and is clearly entrenched in the golf cart world. He has worked for his family’s golf cart business for years, gaining the knowledge and experience to branch out on his own. Now, he is offering a similar idea, but with a twist and he’s trying to branch out beyond Austin with his website. As he says, “After decades in the golf cart industry, I’ve been able to talk to customers and understand what they want and need. I’ve used every one of those interactions to help me create a web site and a business that caters to exactly what my clients have said they need – a fast, friendly and affordable one-stop shop for golf cart accessories and parts.”

Golf cart enthusiasts are quite serious about the golf clubs they use and also the accessories that go with the activity they love. This site from Aaron Gouldie allows them to find all sorts of extras to give them that extra edge on the course and to enjoy adding some pizzazz to their golfing day.