Nor West News : February 10th 2011
7 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 by appointment only 155 Taupaki Rd, Taupaki tel. 412 7276 TAUPAKI'S BEST KEPT SECRET TREAT YOUR HAIR RIGHT Great styles start with great hair and we believe its our job to help you look the best you can! Book now and receive a FREE summer treatment valued at $25. Colour & Highlightng Extensions Wedding & Ball Hair Perming & Straightening Member on NZARH 2010 Eyebrow & Eyelash Tintng Expressions hair and beauty If you enjoy being pampered in a trendy salon environment, but with a friendly welcoming atmosphere then Expressions Hair & Beauty s the ideal place for you. Phone 09 420 7536 or 027 617 8744 167 Parkhurst Rd, Parakai To serve you once is a privilege, to serve you again we are honoured GHD Styling Womens & Mens Cuts Loyalty Cards & Gif Vouchers Stockist of PPS, Hairplus & GHD 3170456AE EYE EXAM* ½ PRICE *Discount applies to full adult exam fee Westgate Optometrists, PH: 831-0202 Westgate Shopping Centre, Massey, opposite ANZ Full Exam fee to be paid if taking prescription away *Other conditions apply. Expires 28-02-11 Please bring this ad with you 3154507AG HELENSVILLE FITNESS CENTRE 24/7 Your gym in your community Train when you want to Mill Rd - ph 420 6303 Coming soon...... New Premises, a New Start, a New You!! Sports Injuries -- Spinal Manipulation -- Acupuncture 325 State Highway 16, Huapai. Open Mon to Sat. Ph 412 9063 YO U R premier physical performance partner" 3 Health& well-beingAdvertising Feature 3340098AA no appointment necessary Haircuts available 6 days Mon - Sat Phone: 411 7910 NOW INSTORE AT The Red Crayon Home and Design Store Waimauku Village (before the turnoff to Muriwai Beach) The Cutting Room Haircuts Adult men and women $20 Child (0-14yrs) $15 Fringe trim free Children's eyes more susceptible to sun Stylish shades: Protection is especially important for children as their eyes are more susceptible to damage. While the effects are not as obviously felt, UV radiation is just as dangerous to eyesight as it is for the skin. Children are at greater risk of ocular damage due to the sun s rays. Optometrist Ian Finch says it s vital for children s eyes to be protected from the sun because damage occurs over a long period of exposure, slowly and painlessly. Young children s eyes can be more susceptible to damage as their pupils are usually larger and their lenses clearer, which allows more UV light through, he says. The risks include cataracts and macular degeneration, which are leading causes of blind- ness later in life, as well as pterygia and cancer. He insists that sun- glasses should not be thought of simply as a fashion accessory. When you re out in the sun, putting sun- glasses on your child should be as instinctive as applying sunscreen. SunSmart representa- tive, Laurianne Rein- sborough, confirms that the wrap component of their slip, slop, slap and wrap message is incred- ibly important, as is making the sun safety experience fun. Take the kids with you to get their sun- glasses and help them pick out the items them- selves, this way they are much more likely to wear them. As part of their initiat- ive to educate children and parents about the dangers of UV exposure to the eye, Visique optometrists nationwide are giving away a selec- tion of free sunglasses for five-year-old new entrants. General manager Pete Campbell says by encouraging kiwi kids to wear sunglasses from an early age, Visique are aiming to raise aware- ness of the risks of UV radiation to children s eyesight. He also stresses the importance of standards. Sunglasses should have dark lenses and wrap around the eye to block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB. Wearing sunglasses, with a hat, is the best way to reduce radiation exposure to the eye to virtually zero and pre- vent long-term damage. Message missed? Many New Zealand men are not taking enough care in the sun during the summer months. A three-yearly survey of New Zealander s sun protection awareness and behaviour shows that many men are unaware, or choose to ignore the risks of excessive UVR during summer. In a nationally representative sample of 1250 people, regarding sun safety knowledge, atti- tudes and behaviour, 46 percent of men reported being severely sunburnt -- enough to cause blisters or pain for two or more days! Eighty-three percent who responded to the survey had been outdoors the previous weekend when UVR levels are high to extreme by WHO standards, and 23 percent of those had got sun- burnt. The areas of the body most commonly sunburnt were the face, lower arms and neck -- parts of the body that tend to be less covered. Of those men who had been outdoors, 55 percent reported wearing a hat, 52 percent noted they wore clothing which covered their torso, while only 41 percent wore sunscreen. Many also wore caps rather than more pro- tective hats that also cover the face, neck and ears, which are vulnerable parts of the body.
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