Wairarapa News : January 11th 2012
20 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 11, 2012 HEALTH 4179669AB InFocus FREE MONTHLY EYECARE ADVICE Brought to you by Stuart Henderson 190 Queen Street (next door to Farmers), Masterton. Ph: 06 378 7672 www.stuarthendersonoptometrist.co.nz email@example.com • Txt: 027 821 3988 Putting your eyes first YOUR EYES THIS SUMMER What damage can UV rays do to your eyes? Accumulated exposure to UV Rays can lead to Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Cancer and Pterygium. Cumulative damage of repeated exposure may contribute to chronic eye disease as well as increase the risk of developing skin cancer around the eyelids. How can I protect my eyes from UV damage? • Protective eyewear You should wear protective eyewear any time your eyes are exposed to UV light, even on cloudy days and in the winter months. If you wear UV protective contact lenses you still need to wear a pair of sunglasses to protect the area of the eye that is not covered by the lenses. • Wear a sunhat Wear a wide-brimmed hat with your sunglasses whenever you are outside. • Choose quality sunglasses Sunglasses should block 100% of UV Rays and screen out at least 75% of visible light. • Inspect your sunglasses Check to make sure your sunglasses are perfectly matched in colour and free of distortion and imperfection. • What coloured lenses to wear Gray-coloured lenses reduce light intensity without altering the colour of things you see, however the colour you wear is your personal choice. • UV protection for optical lenses Ask you optometrist if your optical lenses block 100% of UV Rays. Many lenses provide 100% absorption others can have a treatment added for minimal cost when they are being made. Unfortunately the treatment can not always be added to glasses you already have. • Protect kids and teens Don't forget to protect our young people. They are more likely to spend more time outside than adults. There are lots of great fashionable sunglasses for young people available that they would love to wear. What do I do now? Wear sunglasses and a hat if you are outside between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Check your sunglasses and glasses block 100% of UV Rays. If you have any doubts about the effectiveness of your sunglasses or optical glasses call in and see the team at Stuart Henderson Optometrist and take advantage of their free UV Ray testing on your eyewear. 100% NZ OWNED & OPERATED Call us today! 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Time: 9.00am - 9.00pm Not Tues & Thur Evening Phone: (04) 297-0967 TW105636 Buddies kick the habit Quitters:. From left, Quit coach Jaqueline Lumsden, Sharon Mita- Waata, Mark Richardson, Tony Larson, Gloria Young and quit coach Victoria Te Tau. Anyone who has tried to quit smoking knows that it isn't easy, but a new group quit smoking pro- gramme run by Whaiora has been remarkably successful in helping smokers kick the habit. The All Together Quit group is a seven week programme run by Whaiora's Aukati Kai Paipa quit coaches. Through the social sup- port of other group members and group facilitators, participants work through their addiction to smoking. Nicotine replacement therapy is provided free of charge. The first two weeks prepare the group for quitting, and the third week is quit week where from then on group members promise to have not a single puff more''. The group supports and encour- ages each other with the goal to remain smokefree for life. The first group finished their programme at the end of December with great success. Of the nine on the group, seven are now smokefree and one has cut down and making progress to become smokefree. Knowing that there are others who are going through the same thing as you makes you think, yes I can give it a go and do it too. There's someone else to grizzle at who is going through the same thing,'' group member Gloria Young says. As well as the weekly group sessions, members are bud- died up'' with another in the group so they can text or phone each other during the week for extra support. Quit coach and group facilitator Victoria Te Tau says the group has been amazing. Not only did the group members support their buddy, the whole group decided they wanted everyone's numbers so they could all support each other''. January sees the start of two new quit groups, one held in Carterton starting January 25, and the other at Whaiora in Masterton starting January 26. For those interested in joining, phone Whaiora on 0800 494 246 or 370 0818 and ask to enroll on All together Quit''.
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