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Do YOU have optical insurance?

 

My glasses (Instagram photo)

My glasses (Instagram photo)

I wear glasses. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in 3rd grade.

In the beginning I hated wearing glasses. So much so my teacher didn’t know I even wore glasses until my mom mentioned it to her months after I got my first pair. I would hide them in my backpack so that my teacher wouldn’t make me wear them. I didn’t want to be called “four eyes” by my classmates. Thankfully they never called me that name or made fun of my glasses. In fact a few classmates liked them so much they wanted to try them on for themselves.

Fast forward to today. I still wear glasses. I could wear contact lenses but I opt to wear glasses. My husband and son wear glasses all the time too and our daughter needs glasses for distance. We’re a family of eye glasses wearers.

Sadly age is starting to affect my eyesight. “Technically” I need bi-focal but I refuse to get them. Not yet. I feel like I’m too young to need bi-focals. Maybe someday.

Having four family members who need glasses and regular eye exams can be costly. If it wasn’t for insurance I don’t know how we could ever afford to get our eyes checked yearly and get new glasses when they are needed. Without insurance a trip to the eye doctor for just one family member (exam, lenses and frames) can cost hundreds of dollars. That is why I am very grateful that we have optical insurance.

We have had VSP Vision Care for several years. It was an option for us when my husband started at his current job years ago. The VSP optical plan was too good to pass up on. We pay a nominal monthly fee for VSP and we get so much in return.

If you are not familiar with VSP Vision Care, it’s the largest national not-for-profit vision care. VSP offers consumers great benefits at the lowest out of pocket cost.

My son and husband in their glasses (my son no longer has the light-reactive lenses, he opted not to get them).

My son and husband in their glasses (my son no longer has the light-reactive lenses, he opted not to get them).

VSP has nearly 66 million members, including my family. That should give you an idea about what a great deal VSP is. It’s easy to see why VSP is the #1 choice in vision care.

What we love about VSP is that VSP members have the freedom to choose between their 30,000+ eye care providers so you can pick one that is convenient for you. I don’t like to be forced to use specific providers. I like the flexibility to choose someone that I think is a good fit for my family. We found a VSP provider two miles from where we live.

In addition to offering consumers comprehensive eye exams provided by highly credentialed doctors, members also get access to great eye wear with more than two dozen brands to choose from. You and your family will find hundreds of frame options to choose from including classic styles to the latest designer frames. Check out how you can get access to great eye wear with VSP.

In addition to lenses and frames, VSP members can also get a discount on lens enhancements like progressive lenses, light-reactive lenses, anti-reflective coating, scratch-resistant coating and UV protection. My husband and I always get light-reactive lenses. I would never get glasses without that option.

The lens enhancements can really add on to the overall price of the glasses quickly. We found that out the hard way prior to becoming VSP Vision Care members when our son needed new glasses and we opted for the scratch resistant lenses and light-reactive option. Those two options literally added hundreds of dollars to the cost of the glasses.

Like father, like son. Even their glasses are similar.

Like father, like son. Even their glasses are similar.

Consumer research has shown that people who have VSP Vision Care play considerably less than they would when purchasing glasses at an optical retailer without the insurance. In fact most people can save an average of $320. That is a huge savings! Especially when you are live on a budget, every penny counts.

If you would like to see how much you can save with VSP Vision Care check out their virtual savings calculator.

If you would like to learn more about VSP Vision Care visit www.SeeMuchMore.com. This is the one-stop site for all the information you’ll need to know about the vision benefits and how to enroll.

Be sure to check out the Learn About Your Eyes section for helpful information about maintaining healthy vision.

There is even a fun interactive game where you can win prizes!

If you would like to see what others are saying about VSP Vision Care check out the hashtag #SeeMuchMore.

We have been VSP Vision Care members for many years and we’ve never had an issue. We are satisfied customers. It’s by far the best optical insurance we’ve ever had.

Do you have optical insurance? Why or why not?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*Although compensated the opinions expressed are entirely my own and not influenced in any way. We are also VSP Vision Care members. We pay for our insurance monthly through my husband’s employer. 

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Protect your pets health with Banfield Pet Hospital and ProHeart® 6

 

Heartworm Disease and Prevetion

If you read my blog regularly you know that I have a mini-zoo at home. We have five cats, a dog who thinks he’s a cat and two fish. We can also include a wild bunny that we’ve been feeding since he was a baby too. :-)

I love our pets. They are not just pets but family members. We want them to be happy, healthy and protected just like the two legged members of our family.

It’s important to take your pet on regular vet visits. As you can imagine having six pets that need to see the vet it can be costly, but knowing they are well taken care of and healthy is important to us so we always find a way.

Two of our pets have medical issues. One cat is diabetic and our other cat has severe asthma and three leaky valves in her heart. Thankfully our dog Espn (pronounced Es-pin) and other cats are healthy.

Just like humans, pets need to have regular vaccinations too. One vaccination you should not skimp on is for Heartworm. Heartworm is serious and potentially fatal if a dog contracts it. They get it from a simple mosquito bite. If your dog spends any amount of time outside they are risk for mosquito bites.

Signs

Banfield Pet Hospital recommends that you have your pet tested and receive preventive medication annually. I agree with that. Preventative care is essential for everyone – humans and pets alike – to reduce the risks of developing expensive and potentially life threatening diseases, such as Heartworm.

Check out these other facts about Heartworm Disease.

  • Heartworm disease is one of the most serious and potentially fatal parasites affecting dogs and cats. Pets can contract Heartworm disease through a single bite from an infected mosquito.
  • Treatment of Heartworm disease in dogs is difficult and painful for the dog, as well as expensive for the pet owner. Heartworm disease can be deadly to cats and there is no approved Heartworm treatment in the U.S. for cats today.
  • Check out the Heartworm relevance in your state using this interactive map from Banfield Pet Hospital’s State of Pet Health™ 2014 Report.
  • Heartworm prevention is easy, safe and affordable. To properly protect pets from Heartworm infection, Banfield Pet Hospital recommends annual Heartworm testing and year-round preventive medication for both dogs and cats.

I didn’t know that treatment for Heartworm was PAINFUL for dogs. Oh my! I would never, ever want to put my dog through something like that. It also scares me that there is no approved treatment for Heartworm in cats. I hope they develop something to protect them too.

Here’s another gross fact – dogs can have up to 250 Hearworms which live several years and can grow to be up to a foot in length. Ewwwww!!!!!!

Heartworms Cause

If your pet has not been tested for Heartworm lately please take that into consideration and get them tested ASAP. Heartworm testing can be done at any routine office visit. You don’t have to make a special visit to have it done. In fact, office visits are always free with Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan®. Many other plans include the annual heartworm tests too.

I have been looking into Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan for a while now. Having two pets with medical issues can be VERY expensive (my cat’s insulin cost me $243 recently and my other cat’s two inhalers cost me over $300+). That is why its imperative that our dog and other cats get regular checkups and preventative care so that we are not spending a small fortune on another health issue.

You can customize your Banfield Optimum Wellness plan based on the needs of your pet. You can combine physical exams with routine vaccinations and health screenings. You even get discounts on other services and best of all FREE UNLIMITED office visits. I really like that option – A LOT!

My pets go to different vets (we actually have three different ones – our cat with heart issues has to see specialists in NJ). Just to walk in the door for an office visit and nothing more costs us between $70 – $120 each and every time we bring one of our pets. That is BEFORE vaccinations, medications and so forth. We’re far from being rich too, so it’s a big hit to our budget every time we take one of our pets to the vet, which is often with six pets.

Banfield Logo (for light backgrounds)

Banfield Pet Hospital offers different plans based on the type of pet (dog or cat) and their age. Other factors are taken into consideration too such as your location and if the pet is spayed or neutered. There are also different options depending on the types of services you want/need. Therefore the price varies too much so I can’t give you an exact quote. If you can visit Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan® to get a quote on how much it will cost. The plans are monthly. I played around with the different plans for our dog Espn (just for the fun of it) and they are much less expensive then a regular office visit. We are a family that lives on a tight budget and I feel like the plans are very “doable”, even for us.

I was given a complimentary Banfield’s Optimum Wellness Plan® membership to try out with our dog. Sadly I have not been able to get my first office visit yet. I called but our local hospital was booked up. Since I work during the day now I can only do evenings or weekends, which naturally are the harder appointments to come by since most people who work need those appointments. We have an appointment for an office visit for Espn in another two weeks on a Sunday morning. Thankfully Banfield Pet Hospital has weekend appointments. Once I take Espn I’ll share my experiences in another blog post. Please keep an eye out for that.

While we are there was are going to get Espn the ProHeart® 6 is an injectable Heartworm preventive medication which provides up to six months of Heartworm prevention. It’s done in a single dose too so you don’t have to worry about multiple office visits or putting your pet through unnecessary stress. I know our dog Espn freaks out at the vet, so the less we have to take him the better.

Before your pet can get the ProHeart® 6 injection they need to have a simple blood test to make sure their heart is free from adult Heartworms. If everything checks out OK your pet can have the injection and you can have peace of mind knowing that your pet is protected because the injection prevents immature worms from maturing which poses a risk to your pet’s heart.

Check out this very informative video that shows you how to prevent your pet from getting Heartworm disease. If you have a moment I would strongly recommend watching this brief video. I found it very interesting (and scary to think mosquitoes can be so deadly!).

 

If you are interested in getting the injection for your pet here is a link to a coupon for $10 off a 6-month injection of ProHeart® 6. Our dog Espn will be getting that too. When I do my follow up post I’ll let you know how well he handled the injection.

If you would like to make an appointment at your local Banfield Pet Hospital you can make an appointment online at this link – Banfield Pet Hospital Online Appointment.

Banfield Pet Hospital can also be found on Twitter (@Banfield) and on Facebook.

Do you take your pet on regular vet visits?

Has your pet been tested and/or received preventative medication for Heartworm?

What do you think about Banfield Pet Hosptial and their Optimum Wellness Plans? Do you think it’s something you are going to look into for your pet?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I love to hear from readers.

Optimum Wellness

Kimberly

*I received a free membership in the Banfield Hospital Optimum Wellness Plan to do a review – coming soon! There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Make “that time of the month” a bit more “enjoyable” with the TOM Box

 

Menstrual Cycle

I have never met a woman who enjoys “that time of the month”. There is nothing to enjoyable about it. You’re bloated, crampy, crabby and you want to eat everything in site.

Here’s a funny (or not so funny depending on how you look at it) story about “that time of the month”.

I was out on Los Angeles on a press trip when I get a text from my teenage daughter announcing that she just got her period for the very first time. She knew what she needed to do but we were unprepared for this “event”. I had nothing in the cabinet to help her. She needed my husband to get her stuff from the store.

My daughter was embarrassed to tell her dad (my hubby) so I had to text him and tell him what was going on. He FREAKED OUT! He didn’t know what to do… he was in a panic… it was quite comical. It’s funny how a grown man can be turned into a quivering mess just by the mere mention of “that time of the month”.

I spend the next hour or so on my phone between texts between my husband and daughter. Meanwhile I was on a press junket and I had things to do. I finally got him to take her to the store and let her pick up her “supplies”.

To this day my husband jokes with me that I am not allowed to leave home because he doesn’t want something like that to happen again. LOL!

When it comes to that “time of the month” there is very little we can to make the experience less horrible. That is until now.

TOM

Introducing the TOM Box – Time Of the Month Box!

The TOM Box is a monthly subscription service (you can cancel at any time) that delivers a special box to your door once a month. Each box contains things to make that time of the month a little less miserable.

Inside each box is your choice of pads or tampons (full package), which is a supply we all need during that time. So the TOM Box has it’s practical side. You never want to run out of THOSE supplies. Plus you get to choose the brand and type of product you want.

In addition the TOM Box contains a few pieces of candy, make up and jewelry. Yes, you read that right – candy, make up and jewelry!

TOM Box sent me a box to check out for myself. My box arrived with a package of pads, some small pieces of candy and some really nice make up.

I love the make up. I received a great lip gloss and really nice eye shadow.

I think my favorite thing inside the TOM Box was the gorgeous silver bracelet. I LOVE the bracelet! Even my teenage daughter wants the bracelet.

I’m sorry that the photo is not that good. The bracelet is silver and VERY shiny. It looks like a watch strap or a belt. I LOVE IT!

Braclet

In addition, for a nominal additional charge you can have your TOM Box include Gillette Venus Blades 4PK (a girl has to look nice at all times, right?) and/or DOUBLE the amount of candy and make up.

Currently I see that you can get a trial TOM Box for only $5.00. After that the monthly subscription is $16.00 a month. It’s a monthly subscription so each month your card will be billed $16.00 when the box ships out. You can cancel at any time.

I think this is a pretty good deal for $16.00. The make up and jewelry alone makes it worthwhile. I may just look forward to “that time of the month” if I knew I’d be receiving the TOM Box. :-)

The TOM Box would be a nice “gift” for a teenager who just had her first period or maybe even a college student. I’m sure a college student would appreciate the female supplies, candy, jewelry and make up.

TOM Box is from a company called Swaag Box.

If you would like more information or would like to place an order visit SwaagBox/TOMBox. Check them out on Facebook too.

What do you think about this idea? Would you like to receieve a TOM Box to make “that time of the month” less horrible? Feel free to share your thoughts.

TOM BOX

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Do you skip your vegetables? Ask Celebrity Chef Gina Neely how to get more veggies in your family’s meals

 

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

Growing up my mom always made dinner, most of the time from scratch too. I did not grow up eating take out or ordering pizza. In fact, going to the pizza place or ordering a pizza was a special treat. Sadly for some families pizza and take out are a weekly occurrence.

Growing up dinner always consisted of a meat (protein), starch (such as potato, rice or pasta) and vegetables. We also had dessert after dinner which was usually canned fruit with a dollop of whip cream, Jell-O or pudding, and it was served in a tiny glass dish.

When I cook for my family I cook the same way my mom did, except not always from scratch. Times are different and many families are always on the go-go-go so cooking from scratch is not always an option.

Recently Green Giant put out he 2014 Fresh Takes with Green Giant Frozen Survey** for consumers about dinner time and it resulted in some interesting findings.

When it comes to dinnertime, the majority of parents (78%) would rather spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying dinnertime with their kids. Other finding show that parents run into many challenges at dinnertime, including:

  • Never having enough time to cook dinner leaves more than two-in-three (63%) parents falling back on the same tried-and-true, go-to meals, which most often include spaghetti (60%), sandwiches (39%) or chicken tenders (37%).
  • When genuinely trying to incorporate veggies into meals, 70% identify challenges, including getting kids excited about eating them (42%), not having vegetables on hand (32%) or not knowing how to prepare them (20%).
  • Learning to cook new and different meals comes with its own set of challenges. Nearly half (44%) of parents are worried their families won’t like new recipes, 27% don’t want to spend the time or money trying to hunt down unfamiliar ingredients and 21% say there are so many recipe resources available that they just don’t know where to start.

To be honest with you these results don’t surprise me. Maybe the percentages are a bit higher then I would expect, but the challenges that families face at meal time seem to be common.

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

I am grateful (oh so grateful) that my kids love vegetables. And not just a handful – they enjoy a large variety of vegetables including ones that most kids try to avoid like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach. They snack on veggies (we go through A LOT of baby carrots each week) too. My daughter also prefers her vegetables raw (I always steam vegetables).

When I hear other parents talking about how their child won’t eat vegetables it makes me sad. Not only are they missing out on the nutrients that vegetables provide for our bodies, but they are also missing out on a lot of tasty foods.

Green Giants wants to help families get more vegetables into their diets. To help consumers they’ve created the Fresh Take on What to Make campaign.

“The ‘Fresh Takes’ survey highlights real dinnertime challenges facing parents today who are balancing a lot – work, kids’ school and after-school activities, house chores and pets’ needs, to name a few,” said John Stockman, Associate Marketing Director for Green Giant. “We want to help make dinnertime exciting again by showing families how to transform their go-to meals in simple ways that let the veggies shine and bring families together.”

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

Green Giant has teamed up with Celebrity Chef Gina Neely to show families just how easy it can be to eat more vegetables.

As a mom, I know parents have the best of intentions and want to prepare exciting and nutritious dinners every night, but hectic schedules lead to falling back on those go-to meals – spaghetti, anyone?” says Gina Neely. “Easy steps, like preparing your grocery list and stocking up on simple ingredients like Green Giant Steamers, can make a big difference in the kitchen.”

This campaign aims to teach busy on the go families helpful tips and ideas to reinvent dinner time and to show consumers how simply and easy just adding something like Green Giant Steamers into your family’s favorite “go to” dishes can get vegetables into your diet.

I actually use Green Giant Steamers with my family. They offer 25 different (and delicious!) steam-in-the-bag varieties. Plus I love that I don’t have to break out my steamer, pots or pans to cook them. Simply pop the bag the microwave.

Some of the Green Giant Steamers are made with unique sauces, seasons and blends which add more “pizzazz” to your meal.

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

Green Giant Steamers offer families a convenient and simple way for families to enjoy their vegetables.

Gina came up with some delicious recipes using Green Giant Steamers that take about 20 minutes to make and use just five ingredients. Any family could easily whip these up, even on a busy weeknight.

If you would like more information, tips and delicious recipes please visit GreenGiant.com/EasyMeals.  You’ll even find money savings coupons on the site.

You can also connect with Gina Neely and Green Giant and ask questions during a Twitter Chat on September 16 at 8pm ET and during a Google+ Hangout on September 23 at 8pm ET.

Do you have any questions for Gian Neely and/or Green Giant that you’d like me to ask for you? I should be at the Google Hangout and I’d be happy to ask questions for you and post the replies. Simply leave your questions in the comments section of this post.

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

PHOTO CREDIT: PRNewsFoto/Green Giant

Kimberly

**The 2014 Fresh Takes with Green Giant Frozen Survey presents the findings of an online survey conducted by ORC International from August 5-8, 2014 among a sample of 986 American parents of children under the age of 18, comprising 487 men and 499 women.

*I have partnered with Green Giant to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Gold Kili: A Ginger Beverage for Every Day Health

Ginger I am not a big fan of over the counter or prescription medications. If I can find a natural alternative to what ails me I would rather go that route first and foremost. When it comes to my health I also like to take extra vitamins and minerals to help me stay healthy. Currently I am taking extra vitamins to help boost my immunity. I work with young children and with winter coming I don’t want to pick up colds and/or the flu and bring it home to my family. One natural product with health benefits is ginger. I use ginger to help relive and upset stomach. I used to have chewables made out of ginger that I would chew when I wasn’t feeling well or when I got car sick. In fact I found out how well it helped for an upset stomach due to motion sickness years ago when I went to New York City for a blogger event and neglected to take Dramamine for motion sickness (I get car sick when I have to sit in the backseat). I found some ginger chewables and they quickly helped me to feel better. Ginger is not only a tasty ingredient in your recipes, but it also has health benefits. According to WebMD;

Ginger is commonly used to treat various types of “stomach problems,” including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain. Some people pour the fresh juice on their skin to treat burns. The oil made from ginger is sometimes applied to the skin to relieve pain.

Ginger also tastes good, so it’s both a tasty recipe ingredient or beverage. If you want to find ways of incorporating ginger into your diet there are plenty of delicious recipes you can make such as Ginger & Herb Rice or grated ginger sprinkled on top of vanilla ice cream. You can also drink ginger. Gold Kili A company called Gold Kili (SRP: $3.99) can help make getting ginger into your body a bit easier. Gold Kili is an all natural ginger beverage that is made from the finest grade ginger, giving a sharp spicy character. The various flavors produce a very pleasant and refreshing beverage with no sugar added. Gold Kili is available in four different varieties:

  • All Natural Ginger
  • All Natural Ginger Lemon
  • Instant Ginger
  • Instant Ginger Lemon

The All Natural Ginger and Ginger Lemon flavors can be enjoyed hot, while the Instant Ginger and Instant Ginger Lemon flavors can be enjoyed either hot or cold. I was sent a few samples of Gold Kili to review. I liked both the All Natural Ginger Lemon and Instant Ginger Lemon. The All Natural Ginger and Instant Ginger seemed like it was missing something. I didn’t want to add sugar. I ended up adding some lemon juice and on another occasions a smidgen of all natural honey. The honey really goes well with the spiciness of the ginger. I really enjoyed that combination. I preferred the beverage hot, even though you can enjoy it cold too. Even with the lemon the taste can be a bit strong so if you are not a fan of ginger, or have never tried ginger before, keep that in mind. I suppose you could water it down a bit if needed. I don’t know if I would drink these beverages on a daily basis, but will keep a few in my pantry just in case I needed a natural remedy for an upset stomach or other digestive issue. If you would like more information about Gold Kili ginger products visit www.GoldKili.com.sg (there is an extra .sg at the end). Have you tried these products before? Are you a fan of ginger? Feel free to share your thoughts. Ginger Tea   Kimberly *I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.  

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Things your cleaning WON’T catch

 

Cleaning

I would consider myself a decent house cleaner. I will admit that I can’t clean my home as often as I’d like to. Now that I work part time in the morning I find it harder to get cleaning done. By the time I get home I’m either tired, have a dozen errands to run or I have blog posts to catch up on.

It irks me to see dust on my furniture. I’m also neurotic when it comes to disinfecting things. I’m always spraying Lysol and using disinfectant wipes to clean counter tops, door knobs, remote controls and other frequently handled items in our home.

We also have five cats, a dog and fish. Don’t get me started on the hair and pet dander.

I honestly didn’t give cleanliness that much thought until I became a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a messy person. I simply didn’t think about things like dust mites, germs and bacteria. If my place was dusted and vacuumed I felt that was adequate enough. It wasn’t until I became a mom that I gave things like germs, bacteria, mold, dust mites and pet dander more consideration.

We have an asthmatic cat too so I am always thinking about ways to keep our home and the air we breath cleaner too.

3D Illustration of a Dust Mite. Ewww!!!!

3D Illustration of a Dust Mite. Ewww!!!!

Here are some startling (and gross!) facts you might not know about.

  • Just one dust mine alone can last up to 70 days, laying up to 100 eggs in just 5 weeks of life.
  • Dust mites can survive in all climates, but thrive in homes, specifically bedrooms and kitchens.
  • Worst of all: dust mites are among the most common triggers of asthma.

Ewww! Ewww! Ewww!!!

Knowing that makes me see dust in a whole new light.

You might think you are cleaning the dust off your furniture and belongings 100% but the truth is you can never really get rid of all of it. Plus you can’t see dust mites. You just know they are there.

Gross! My skin is crawling just thinking about it.

What if I told you there was a device that could help you clean and sterilize your home including carpets, clothing, bedding, sofas, pillows and cushions? Would you want to learn more about it?

Moneual

The device is called Moneual’s Rydis UV-C Vacuum Cleaner. The cleaner uses UV-C sterilization technology to quickly sanitize around your home. The Rydis UV-C is an essential part of the home cleaning process to ensure a healthy and happy family.

When I was asked if I wanted to do a review I jumped on the opportunity.

Here is more information about the Moneual’s Rydis UV-C Vacuum Cleaner;

  • Disinfect: Winner of the Red Dot Design Award and Good Design Award, the vacuum features a UV-C lamp that emits ultraviolet light to help kill dust mites and disinfect 99% of bacteria and allergens.
  • Vacuum: UV-C vacuum’s 600 Watt motor suction power and high efficiency filter capture even the smallest particles, including the 2,000 fecal specks a single dust mite will produce in its 10-week life span.
  • Vibration: Vibration Pad’s 3600 times per minute strong stomping shakes off dust to be collected by vacuum suction.
  • Customize: Three easy-to-use cleaning modes; Mode One combines vacuum, vibration and UV sanitization, Mode Two combines vacuum and UV sanitization and Mode Three is strictly UV sanitization.
  • Efficiency: Patented Absorption Prevention Technology ensures fabric won’t get tangled in the suction roller.
  • Sanitize: Dust mites survive well in mattresses, carpets, furniture and bedding, with figures around 100–500 mites per gram of dust; Rydis’ UV-C lamp helps to eradicate them from your home.
  • Safety: Floor Detection Sensor recognizes the change in surface if the Rydis touches the floor and automatically turns off the ultraviolet lamp.
  • Upgrade: UV-C Vacuum Pro model includes lavender air freshener cartridge and Smart Touch sensor built into handle that allows the vacuum to operate only when you’re holding it.

The device looks like a handheld vacuum. It is but it’s so much more than that.

The device has a vibrating feature which helps to loosen up dust and dust mites while the powerful suction vacuum’s up the dust, dirt, debris and little critters.

In addition to vacuuming dust off of your furniture and belongings the special UV light sanitizes the surface, destroying 99% of bacteria and killing dust mites.

When you use the Moneual’s Rydis UV-C Vacuum Cleaner you can rest assure that your home IS clean after you clean it.

Moneual’s Rydis UV-C Vacuum Cleaner

I’m not a scientist so I am unable to see how much dust, bacteria or dust mites are left behind. I can only say that it does a great job cleaning and I feel confident that my home is sanitized and cleaned.

I like that I am able to use it on our furniture – even the cat tree and our pet’s bedding. It does a great job of sucking up all the hair. I just have to make sure to clean it out more frequently then I do when I am using it on the beds, comforters and pillow (places our pets don’t frequent as much).

Our asthmatic cat seems to be doing a bit better. She’s off her oral medication and only using her daily inhaler. I don’t know if the Moneual’s Rydis UV-C Vacuum Cleaner has anything to do with that, or the allergens that make her have asthma attacks have decreased or a combination of both. All I know is that she’s off her pills at the moment (yeah!) and I hope to keep it that way. She has a heart condition so I’d like to keep her off the extra steroids if possible.

So far I am pleased with my results. Its easy to use and easy to clean. I only wish it has a handle option so that I could use it in hard to reach places. I would love to use it on my curtains but it’s hard for me to reach the top and I rather not have to take them down every time I clean.

I like that my teenagers can use this too and it doesn’t require special equipment, cleaners or toxic cleaners. It’s safe to use around children and pets.

If you would like more information about the Moneual’s Rydis UV-C Vacuum Cleaner visit http://moneualusa.com/index.php/home-direct.html/. While you are there check out the other cool products that the company offers like the robotic vacuum.

What do you think about this device? Does it sound like something you would like to use in your home?

Do you have issues with dust mites, allergies or asthma? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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