Choosing The Right Eyeglasses For Your Eye Problem And Lifestyle

When you visit the eye doctor to get prescription glasses, you spend some time choosing the frame that suits your face shape and personal style. But do you also take time to choose the type of lens appropriate for your eye problem and lifestyle?

“Wearing just any kind of glasses is not enough. It is important to choose the right lens to get the best protection,” explains Emelita Roleda, general manager of Essilor Philippines.

Dr. Roleda explains that there are two types of lenses: uncoated and multi-coated lenses. “Uncoated lenses are prone to damage and don’t provide protection against elements that threaten healthy vision. Using multi-coated lenses enhance the performance, quality and life of glasses. Invest on high quality lenses as it will really pays off in the long run, in terms of benefits to one’s eyesight.”

Meanwhile, multi-coated lenses are more advanced and tightly controlled due to computer processes. These lenses are evenly layered, can withstand high temperature and offer more improved performance.

Essilor’s Crizal® Prevencia is a multi-coated lens made with smart technology that filters out harmful blue-violet and UV lights emitted by the sun, gadgets, LED TVs, LED lights and fluorescent lights. On top of preventing long-term vision damage, it allows good light that helps regulate sleep and mood, and boosts brain activity.

“Do consult your eye doctor because they can recommend the best lenses suitable to your needs and lifestyle,” Dr. Roleda adds.

Learn more about Crizal® Prevencia by visiting your preferred eye doctor or leading optical shop, or by logging on to

Aiko Melendez' Fit And Fab Mom Body

Aiko Melendez is not only a picture of a fit and fab mom lately, she’s also more than ready to face the world in a whole new light and positive direction. An absolute stunner at 41, she also proves that it’s never too late to redeem your youth and vibrancy through active lifestyle, balanced diet and a little help from a certified professional who can do wonders for your wellness goals! 

While it’s true that her amazing transformation is a combination of many activities and elements, strategic treatments that combine both surgical and non-surgical procedures prove that cosmetic enhancement done right can defy expectations. A masterpiece by Contours Medical Director Claudine Roura who’s famously known as the country’s Vaser Liposcuplture expert, one can’t help but fawn over Aiko’s svelte and proportioned figure as a result of her recent VASER 4D Tummy Tuck procedure. 

The best treatment that targets loose skin and muscles and fat deposits in the form of love handles or muffin top, this powerful combo guarantees a shapely silhouette with a more toned appearance of the torso. To add, this highly sophisticated technique not only produces a natural result, bruising and swelling is reduced, which means recovery time yields less amount of time.

To know more about Contours, contact main clinic at (632) 5564878 or email drclaudine@rouradermsurgery.comFollow as well social media pages for regular updates on promotions and events: Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute on Facebook and @contours_ph on Instagram. For a complete list of services and branches, visit

CONTOURS Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute is located at the following:

2nd floor, South Park Plaza, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City, Philippines

5th floor Bldg A, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No: (02) 6354984

SM BF Paranaque
3rd level, SM BF, Dr. A Santos Ave. Sucat, Paranaque City
Mobile: 09165509873

Available in Contours branches
SM Megamall 5F Bldg A - +639954544930, 6354984
SMBF Paranaque 3F - 09165509873, 8943347

Online Sellers Discover Success Through Shopee Mobile Marketplace

Meet today’s new breed of successful entrepreneurs – online sellers who are discovering the enormous potential that mobile commerce platforms have in assisting them in managing customers, growing their businesses and increasing their sales revenue.

Smashing common perception that online selling is a female thing, Ian Rey Ordinario (Mr.Sukimoako), Carl Jason Villaceran (Fashionista_cases_mnl), and Juanito Uy (Miel's Mix & Match) are making good business online. The trio has seen their businesses grow over a short span of time with Shopee – the fastest growing mobile marketplace in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. 


Carl Jason Villaceran – Fashionista Cases MNL
Caption: Shopee male entrepreneur Carl Villaceran, a software engineer who started his online business with P2,000 now earns over 300,000 per month through Shopee PH.

Ian Rey Ordinario – Mr.Sukimoako
Caption: Former security guard Ian Ordinario didn’t expect that being a Shopee seller will lead him to financial freedom. His success with Shopee PH enables him to visit and support his relatives on a regular basis. 

Juanito Uy – Miel’s Mix & Match
Caption: Shopee Seller Juanito Uy is very satisfied with the Free Shipping and COD features that help both buyers and sellers save on shipping expenses. 

A platform for entrepreneurs

For Ordinario, Villaceran and Uy, Shopee has given them new possibilities for their online businesses. All three reported getting hundreds of inquiries daily, a majority of which translate to actual sales.

For instance, Ian Rey Ordinario, a former security guard turned Shopee seller, saw weekly orders for his online shop go from 30-40 when he was still on Instagram and Facebook to 300-400 —a ten-fold increase— after he joined Shopee. His revenue from Bluetooth and personal care items sold on Shopee has enabled him to help his family back in Mindanao. “ I left home to look for better opportunities in Manila. After trying different jobs, I decided to try online selling. That’s where I discovered Shopee. Now, because of Shopee, I can visit my family in Sultan Kudarat regularly and help them with their financial needs.” Ian said.

Carl left his full-time job to focus on his Shopee business. He tried almost all the available selling sites and apps, is amazed at the unprecedented success he has experienced with Shopee, where he sells gadgets. Starting with just P2,000 in capital, his hobby-turned-business grew exponentially, eventually convincing him to quit his full-time job as a software engineer to concentrate on his online business.

Juanito a retail storeowner had his qualms but decided to make the move when he learned about the Free Shipping campaign. His sales of mobile accessories, women’s accessories, and home and living items continue to surpass his expectations. His customers appreciate numerous offerings of Shopee such as Shopee Guarantee (a feature that secure buyers when shopping in the app), Free Shipping, and Cash On Delivery.

Overcoming challenges of e-commerce

All three have overcome the usual hurdles when starting an online business. Since joining Shopee, earning the trust of potential customers, manually updating them with deliveries, and managing their inventory are no longer issues they face. The trio is happy that they get to serve their customers now with ease.

Ian shares, “Through Shopee’s strong customer support services, including being able to Sell-In-A-Dash, Shopee Guarantee, Shopee’s Seller Assistant, Free Shipping, and Cash on Delivery nationwide offerings, and even easy interaction with customers through Live Chat, we are assured that we can do our business without worries and that our customers can shop hassle-free.”

“The core of our business would be our shoppers and sellers and that’s why we always make it a point to make things easier in Shopee. We aim to continually enhance our platform and become the region’s mobile commerce destination of choice,” says Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business, Shopee Philippines.

Shopee is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan. To date, there are over 25 million downloads across these countries. For more information, please visit