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GIVE THE GIFT OF LASIK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
December 5, 2013 - Posted by admin
Share with your loved ones the gift of 20/20 vision during the holidays.
For many people, the holiday season and giving gifts to your friends and family can be a source of serious stress. What kind of gift do you give the person who has everything? Or, even worse, how do you come up with a great gift idea for someone who is terribly hard to buy things for? Sure, holiday gift guides can help trigger inspiration or give you quick gift ideas to buy the night before Christmas, but many times these gifts are objects that will most likely be tossed in a box or in a closet once the holiday festivities have passed.
If you are worried about coming up with the perfect holiday gifts for your mom, dad, loved one, brother, sister, or anyone else on your list, and you want to make sure that you are purchasing a gift that they will actually use on a day-to-day basis, have no fear. We have the perfect gift that every contact or glasses-wearer craves―perfect 20/20 vision!
Giving the gift of LASIK this holiday season is truly a one-of-a-kind gift that will change the life of your friend, family member or loved one forever. Just think―you could be the reason that they never have to blindly stumble around their room again searching for their prescription lenses! With LASIK, you are truly giving someone the gift of sight! What could be better?
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Giving The Gift of LASIK
While LASIK may be considered quite the extravagant gift, it truly is a life-changing procedure that is worth every penny. Plus, you do not have to give this gift on your own! If you know someone important in your life that could truly benefit from LASIK, consider getting together with your family and friends to all join forces and purchase the gift of LASIK together for one special someone. For instance, think how special it would be for a group of brothers and sisters to come together and give their mom the gift of sight for the holidays!
EyeCare 20/20 even allows you to purchase a gift certificate for a set amount of money that can be applied towards an overall LASIK procedure, so contact us to see how you can help give LASIK to someone important in your life.
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By age 80, more than 22 million Americans will either have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. Symptoms of cataracts include clouded, blurred or dimmed vision, more trouble seeing at night, seeing âoehalosâ around lights, faded colors in your sight, double vision in one eye, and more frequent changes to your glasses or contacts prescription.
This condition can cause a major decline in quality of life for those who are affected. A lessened ability to see clearly can impact mobility, independence, and simply an awareness and appreciation of oneâs surroundings. It can be isolating and frustrating.
Unfortunately, the only treatment for cataracts is surgery. For those without health insurance coverage and who are financially suffering, the cost of the procedure is a major barrier to getting the treatment they need to restore their vision. That is why, in 2011, Dr. Cary Silverman founded VisionHarvest, a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is to provide uninsured patients with the gift of sight through free cataract surgery.
VisionHarvestâs goal for 2013 is to provide surgery for 50 patients, in addition to the many others who were served in the past two years. Wonât you help us reach our goal? Just $100 will give the gift of sight to someone who desperately needs it to get their life back.
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As the holiday movie season ramps up, we can rest assure that we will be told how appropriate (or inappropriate) a movie is for our kids, but what about giving us a heads-up on gender bias? Swedish cinemas have just launched a gender bias movie rating. We might want to think about it here in the US.
According to USA Today, “To get an “A” rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechdel test, which means it must have at least two named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.”
That’s tough criteria. I was unable to think of any movies I’ve seen lately that would pass the gender bias test. I just saw Gravity, which might pass the test if there had been another women. The movie was good in that Sandra Bullock’s character didn’t need a man to save her, but it doesn’t meet the “two named female characters” standard. Like I said, it’s tough to pass the test.
At least this season there are some movies with women in it. Last summer I saw the trailers for half a dozen movies without seeing one woman in a speaking part. Really, Mr. Producer, women do like to go to the movies in the summertime, and it would be nice to have a movie where they were not just decoration for the men in the movie. I didn’t go back all summer.
Did not pass the test
What popular movies have failed the Bechdel test according to Ellen Tejie, the director of the Bio Rio, an art-house movie theater in Stockholm?
Lord of the Rings – all three movies
Star Wars – all of them, I’ve lost count how many are out now
Pulp Fiction – I never saw this
Harry Potter movies – all but one and they don’t mention which one. I can’t watch them all again to find out.
Which movies passed the test?
The Hunger Games
The Iron Lady
Whether this gender bias rating system is really needed is beside the point in my opinion. We can see the lack of solid female stand alone roles in movies every day.
Here are some of the statistics:
In 2011 the top 100 movies in the US women accounted for only 33% of all characters and only 11% of the protagonists
According to a study from the University of Southern Califorina Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, only 28% of the 4,475 speaking characters in 100 most successful films in 2012 were women
Of the 250 highest grossing films the past four years, only 7 were directed by women
Currently, there is only 1 woman who heads a major studio, Amy Pascal
“Apparently Hollywood thinks that films with male characters will do better at the box office. It is also the case that most of the aspects of movie making – writing, production, direction, and so on – are dominated by men and so it is not a surprise that the stories we see are those that tend to revolve around men,” Amy Bleakley, who lead a study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Five Actresses Speak Out About Gender Bias In Hollywood
So, what do the women who are impacted by these issues have to say? Flavorwire, an online pop culture site, did an interview with 10 film and TV actresses on the state of female characters. Here are a few of their quotes
Ellen Page – “Considering there are so few roles for women and the roles that do exist can be so narrow in their idea of what a woman can be, it is extremely important to me to be involved with projects where the girl is in charge of her own destiny and is honest and well written.”
Emma Thompson – “There are a lot of highly intelligent women who can act. There are not too many roles to fill — that’s the problem. I wrote [a role] [for Sense and Sensibility], and then I bloody well played it.”
Glenn Close – “It seems to be a great time now [for female characters]… we have Claire Danes in Homeland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep — strong women. It’s funny that television, particularly cable, is the place where women are finding great parts.”
Kerry Washington – “I have had, and still do, experiences where someone will say, ‘You know, we just don’t really see this character as black. We don’t want to go black with her.’ Some of it I respect, because this is a visual medium, so I don’t believe in color-blind casting. But I think sometimes people make that decision out of fear, or laziness, or just not wanting to have to travel down roads that aren’t familiar.”
Jennifer Lawrence – “I feel like, not only have we gotten to the place where we have a strong female lead, like Lara Croft being the female James Bond, we have somebody who’s not even the female James Bond. She is somebody who is literally really a young girl, being thrown into this situation and not knowing if she’s going to survive it. That says a lot.”
Hollywood entertainment is a business and it’s no difference in the way it treats women than any Fortune 500 company. Until women are in positions of power and have equitable creative input, we will continue to get movies about men and the women will be in the background.
Have an “A” rated Sunday
On Sunday, November 17, 2013, the Scandinavian cable TV channel Viasat Film will have a “A” rated Supper Sunday, showing only films that pass the Bechdet test for gender bias. In solidarity, I’m going to watch The Hunger Games and maybe raise a glass of whatever Sweden’s drink (I’ll have to do a little more research on that). Maybe we can get something going in the US. Maybe we can get some movies where women are not just someone’s girl friend, or mother, or psycho crazy person. Maybe we can find a human being who is female to watch in a movie next summer. .
What movies have you seen that would make the “A” rating? Let us know at #LeaveYourLegacy #ARating.
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