As a blogger and a Baby Boomer, I get to try new products that are designed to help us as we grow older. We may still feel young but as we age, we have to deal with obstacles and indignities that can be frustrating. Here are 5 practical solutions to issues like seeing up close or juggling reading glasses.
1. Cocoons Eyewear
Problem: Switching between your glasses and your sunglasses
The Solution: Sunglasses that fit over your other glasses.
Do you ever feel like you’re constantly juggling your reading glasses with your sunglasses when you’re out in the sun? Ultimately, one or the other will fall off your head. Flip-on shades are okay but they can also flip-off when you don’t want them to.
A practical solution to this problem is to wear your glasses underneath your sunglasses. Well, you’re in luck because that’s what Cocoons Eyewear are made for.
You can choose from eight different frame sizes depending on the dimensions of your other glasses.
Like a dork, I left the sticker on in the images below.
Cocoon’s eyewear comes with 360-degree polarized UV400 sun protection and they are scratch-resistant, which is something I need because I’m always throwing my glasses in my purse. For extra protection, they come with a very cool padded pouch.
I tried the Style Line (MX) Amethyst Polarized Gray Sunglasses because I have a thing for jeweltones.
I love that they’re high-quality professional-grade sunglasses and are lightweight and comfortable. They easily fit over my regular glasses or reading glasses.
You can adjust the temples because they’re made with Flex2Fit technology. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to do.
Want some for yourself?
Thank you to Cocoons Eyewear for sending me these awesome sunglasses to try.
2. Because Market Disposable Underwear for Women
Problem: Leaking or even worse when you laugh or sneeze
Solution: Attractive disposable underwear that keeps you from having embarrassing moments.
Do you wet your pants on occasion but feel embarrassed buying disposable underwear at the market? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could have them shipped to your door?
Because Market disposable panties are made with a breathable cotton blend so they never feel like diapers.
There’s a quiz on their website you can take to make sure you get the exact size and style you need depending on your needs from minor drips to heavier streams. Each pantie is lightweight, flexible, and has maximum absorbency.
In addition to disposable underwear, they also sell pads, men’s products, wipes, skincare, and supplements.
The company sent me the Willow style below. My dog was added for cuteness.
And look! They come in three classy colors!
I choose not to model them because well, they’re underwear.
But I can tell you they’re soft and comfortable and if I start laughing really hard I won’t have to worry about peeing my pants.
Thank you to Because Market for sending me a package of panties!
3. Smarty Pants Women’s Formula Vitamins
Problem: Swallowing vitamins that make you want to choke.
Solution: Gummy vitamins made with all natural ingredients
I’m someone who avoids taking supplements at all costs mainly because they make me feel like gagging when I swallow them. I’m also not a fan of multi-vitamins because they’re usually so concentrated they make me nauseous.
I tried them and I love that they come in gummy form. They’re made with high-quality ingredients free of GMOs, synthetic colors, artificial flavors and preservatives, yeast, wheat, milk, eggs, soy, gluten, peanuts, tree nut allergies, fish allergens, shellfish, and salicylates. That should cover most people with food allergies. Plus, they’re low in sugar, unlike most gummies, because they are sweetened with fruit.
The formula also has most of the nutrients that older women need except for calcium. It includes multi and Omega 3s, vitamin D3 for immunity, vitamin B12 for energy, CoQ10 for Heart Health and Vitamin K for Bones.
I found them to be quite tasty and it’s a great practical solution for those who hate swallowing vitamins!
Give them a try and see for yourself!
Thank you to Smarty Pants for gifting me my bottle of vitamins!
4. Cordial Organics Restore Stick
Problem: Sore Muscles – a major problem as we get older.
Solution: A CBD infused Roll-on stick to relieve pain
Cordial Organic’s Restore Stick is made with whole flowers and CBD oil as well as shea butter and other natural ingredients like peppermint. It has an herbaceous aroma but not a heavy menthol scent like other topical pain remedies.
To apply, push up from the bottom like an ice cream pop. (It took me a minute to figure that out)
The product doesn’t feel warm when you apply it but is soothing because of the CBD. The scent will make you feel like you’re in an herb garden and it’s energizing.
Got an ache in your feet or knees? Give it a try!
Thank you to Cordial Organics for sending me a Restore Stick.
5. A BrightTech Magnifying Light
Problem: Reading small print or fine detail that you can’t see even with reading glasses.
Solution: A powerful magnifying glass with LED light that can also double as a floor lamp.
BrightTech has a variety of magnifier lamps, floor lamps, & table lamps. I got to try out their Lightview Pro Magnifying Glass with LED Floor Lamp & Rolling Base Stand in Black with a 3-diopter lens.
It has an adjustable dimmer lamp that you can use as a magnifier or a floor lamp. The lens is 4.5” with a 15 inch+ focal range. Another feature is its LED light. An LED doesn’t get hot like a standard bulb so you can work under it for as long as you wish without breaking a sweat.
Once I got it out of the box (it’s a little heavy because it’s so sturdy) it was easy to put it together. All I had to do was insert the pole and turn a screw.
The arm of the magnifier can be adjusted to any position depending on what you’re doing. Use it for reading, sewing, metalworking or anything that requires fine detail without straining your eyes.
I love the round base because it’s fitted with spinner wheels to easily move around the room.
There have been so many times I’ve had to squint to see tiny print and I find it almost impossible to thread a needle anymore. The magnifier lens is perfect for both. As far as I’m concerned, every Baby Boomer who loves to read or do detail work should have one.
It’s an attractive high-tech floor lamp
Sometimes I make videos sitting at my computer desk and need light for my face. The Lightview Pro has a flip cover to hide the magnifier lens so it can be used as a ring light if you’re filming a video.
Thank you to Brightech for sending me this wonderful lamp!
Are you in need of practical solutions to help you deal with aging issues?
I hope one of these products help you deal with problems you face every day. I may add more if I come across something new so make sure to come back to this post again.
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What practical solution works best for you? Please leave a comment below.