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Try the Lighter, Safer, Greener Technology in Eyeglass Lenses from Airwear!

Posted Dec 22 2009 6:46pm

I’ve written about “green products” before, but I never knew until recently that you can also get eco-friendly eyeglass lenses! They’re made by Essilor, and they’re called Airwear. They use 100% recyclable cardboard made from 100% wooden fibers in their packaging. And all Airwear lenses are manufactured using 100% recycled water. The waste produced from making Airwear lenses is then used to make things like cars and toys.

And here’s even greater news: Airwear lenses are 30% lighter, 25% thinner, and more scratch- and impact-resistant than traditional lenses. They’re a polycarbonate lens, which is the same material they use to make CDs, DVDs and bulletproof glass. NASA uses the same material to make visors for astronauts!

Fortunately, Mom Central arranged for me to try a pair of Airwear lenses. I went to Sears and purchased a new pair of frames. (I’m terrible at choosing things for myself, so I asked the salesperson to select them for me! You can see the results at right.) Then I sent the frames into Airwear along with my prescription. My frames and lenses were returned to me, and I’ve been wearing them ever since! I went back over to Sears to have the frames adjusted on my face, and I asked them to check the accuracy of my prescription. I was told that Airwear got my prescription exactly right!

I haven’t yet had any serious accidents with my Airwear lenses, but I know that it’s only a matter of time with my boys…! I can’t wait to see how the lenses hold up. And I also have to mention that they’re extremely light. My glasses don’t feel heavy at all with my Airwear lenses. But that doesn’t mean they’re not strong. Airwear says their lenses are virtually unbreakable, which can help prevent eye injuries. And Airwear lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Don’t Airwear lenses sound perfect for a busy mom or dad like you? If you’re ready to replace your old, scratched-up lenses, I encourage you to visit www.airwear.com to learn more about the technologically advanced Airwear lenses. You can get Airwear lenses at most eyecare professionals across the United States, and they’re available in Single Vision and Progressive prescriptions. I’m really glad I got mine!





DISCLOSURE: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Airwear and received a pair of Airwear eyeglass lenses to thank me for taking the time to participate. I purchased the frames at my own cost.
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