Eastern Courier : December 1st 2010
12 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS LIFESTYLE & RURAL | Papakura 298 8029 4 2 21 2 6 2 3 2 3327600AA If you want to see clearly this summer... then you must read this article! If you need your glasses to see clearly at all distances but they don't provide your eyes with any sun protection, no doubt it can be a bit frustrating when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors in the sun. Or perhaps you are wanting the latest high fashion sunglasses but feel restricted because you also need your regular glasses to see clearly at all times? Having to sacrifice crystal clear vision in New Zealand's beautiful outdoors because you need your glasses on is a real shame, especially during summer when there is so much to see and do. Well, now you don't have to make this sacrifice because Visique of Howick Optometrists have the perfect solution for you! They have introduced a new range of high fashion sunglass frames including world leading Essilor single vision sunglass lenses starting from only $299. So leading sunglass brands such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Guess can all be fitted with tailor- made sunglass lenses just for you. However it's not just single vision wearers that can benefit from our offer, says Kristine Jensen, owner and optometrist at Visique of Howick. "We also specialise in progressive lens sunglasses. Progressive lenses let you see near, far and everything in between so you don't have to keep taking off your glasses and putting on another pair," says Kristine. "These advanced progressive lenses including a high fashion sunglass frame start from only $499, and you can also apply for our 120 days' interest free deferred payment plan on most sunglass purchases". Kristine and her team at Visique of Howick have had extensive training on how to prescribe you with a tailor-made pair of sunglasses and fit you with a fashionable frame to help make you look stylish this summer. "More importantly," says Kristine, "we use the world's best lenses so that your eyes will get the ultimate protection from the sun's harmful UV rays which can cause as much damage to your eyes as they do to your skin". So no matter what vision correction you need, don't put up with a squinty summer...come in and get specially fitted with a pair of fashionable, designer prescription sunglasses at Visique of Howick Optometrists. They truly are your prescription sunglass experts. Located at 126 Picton Street (opposite Basalt) | Ph 534 5565. advertisement Passionate about teaching children By NICOLA WILLIAMS LIfe lessons: Life Education teacher Celia Thompson is passionate about teaching children how special they are. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS Children love being in Harold s class. The popular giraffe is the Life Education Trust s mascot. He travels with the trust s mobile classroom to primary and inter- mediate schools in the area teaching students about their bodies, food and nutrition, social re- lationships, self esteem and drugs. Values taught help off- set negative influences so children can make healthy decisions and reach their potential. One of the most im- portant things we get to tell children is how cool they are, that they are special and that there s no one else like them, educator Celia Thomp- son says. We hope that when they understand how awesome they are they will take care of their bodies. The mobile classroom is equipped with sight and sound techniques to capture the interest of students. The trust relies en- tirely on donations with operating costs met largely through applic- ations to funding agen- cies. The number of schools and students in the eastern area has experienced huge growth so the trust needs a sec- ond caravan to be able to serve it. The caravan is booked until 2013 and with more schools opening it is hard to meet demand. With the recession funding has slowed down an enormous amount, Ms Thompson says. It is really important that we get funding. While we do charge the students to come in it s about a quarter of what it actually costs. Without funding we don t exist. Donations help to provide resources which reinforce the learning experience. A recent $800 Mazda Foundation grant en- abled Ms Thompson to purchase books, games and models of the human body the budget wouldn t stretch to. School classrooms are able to borrow the resources. Ms Thompson says students look forward to getting into Life Edu- cation classroom year after year. Kids love it, it s reinforcement that they are special and need looking after.
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