Dyson Digital Slim vacuum cleaner, superd performance and experience

Introducing the Mrs’ best friend, Dyson Digital Slim vacuum cleaner. Before we jump into the functionality, I simply adore the futuristic violet colour!

The Dyson Digital Slim™ was designed with smaller Asian built in mind. It is 30% lighter than the previous model (V11), with no reduction in sucking power.

Weighs only 1.9kg!

Our Dyson Digital Slim vacuum cleaner comes with many attachments. The design is both elegant and intuitive.

The Mrs easily assembled her new toy, without referencing the user manual (which is available on QR code).

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She is in her element when reviewing the new Dyson vacuum cleaner. If she is impressed, I am happy 🙂

Check out our video here.

Just plug and play the components together. Whether you are cleaning under the sofa or the ceiling, different attachments do the job efficiently.

Choose from three different suction power, depending on the surface. The LED will indicate battery life and warning when the filter needs to be washed.

Personally, I love the “Turbo” sound when we squeeze the trigger.

Picture below, this nifty feature was very useful for us. It allows our Dyson Digital Slim vacuum cleaner to bend and reach under the sofa. Cool and practical!

Although Dyson touted Digital Slim as 3-1 cleaner (mattress, ceiling and floor. I might recommend the Dyson as 4-1, it works as my car vacuum cleaner too!

Digital Slim vacuum cleaner
Dyson Digital Slim vacuum cleaner

With the light weight, vacuuming was easy and clean.

Turn on maximum power and watch all the dusts and specks sucked away from the floor mat. The “Light pipe crevice” attachment will illuminate the dusts and corners.

Next, just pour the dirt when you pull the red lever. Simple.

Washing is effortless too, just rinse and leave dry for 24 hours.

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There is more information on Dyson homepage, especially the R&D features. Checkout the smaller motor, which can sucks up to 99.97% filtration of particles as small as 0.3 microns.

Remarkably, the body is lighter and has a smaller footprint. The product page (via QR code)  contains many user tips and cleaning steps too.

Dyson Vacuum Cleaner tips
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The Mrs calls the shots, when it comes to home maintenance. Our Dyson Digital Slim™ is a good investment for her.

..and I got more excuse to skip house work :p

You can buy Dyson Digital Slim vacuum cleaner online at Dyson website too (2 years warranty), retail price starts from $749.

ps.. Our Dyson Digital Slim is sponsored

W Optics eyecare experience

Eye care is so important. Despite countless reminders, our kids are all wearing spectacles. Eyewear is inconvenient, and affect our love for sports and outdoors.

Ironically, kids are still not taking their eye health seriously. Some might even think it looks cool to don a pair of specs or to rely on lasik in the future!

My boy and me were invited by W Optics to review their range of eye health services and solutions.

I would be going for a traditional eyewear prescription and child would try Ortho K (Orthokeratology)

I had read a few reviews about Ortho K, I thought it was revolutionary. It was amazing that after one night with Ortho K, vision is near “perfect” for the next 12 hours!

Imagine, kids would have a chance to enjoy outdoor activities, without the hassles of spectacles.

We had our consultations at W Optics Suntec’s  branch.

Our Optometrist methodologically assesses our eye health. W Optics is proud of their “W EYExperience”, a comprehensive eye examination.

Our W EYExperience lasted 30 minutes ($80), and included some of the following checks for eye conditions and health.

Eczema, Lazy eye, eye pressure, dominant eye and retina health, Eye muscle strength, Colour blindness etc.

You may read more about W EYExperience‘s comprehensive services here.

Our optometrist is very detailed and keeps us updated about the results. He kept on emphasising about the importance of good habits and clean hygiene practices.

 

That is my eyeball, enlarged. W Optics has an inhouse Eye Clinic, should we need further consultation.

There is a eyewear solution for everyone, customised to your lifestyle and needs. While I wanted the kids to experience with Ortho K, I wanted something more practical.

Sadly, I reached an age a threshold where my “Far” vision is superb but near” vision blurry. I can no longer deny progression of age, welcome to Presbyopia 老花眼.

In the olden days, one might need to wear two spectacles for long and short vision. With technology, one can choose between Bifocal and Progressive lens nowadays, and the price is more more affordable nowadays.

I chose a black/blue Stealer frame to go with my Varilux X Track Progressive lenses. No bifocal lens for me as the lens would have a horizontal line across, and I would feel very “conscious”.

For those new to progressive lens, you no longer need to lift your spectacles to read or sign something.

Progressive lens come with two compositions, upper layer of lens for far-view, and lower half for near-view.

Just tilt your eyeballs (not head) to glance far or near instantaneously.  Your optician will inform you about the “blind-spots” on the left and right, just turn your head.

First time progressive lens users might take hours to adjust to the new lens.  It is normal to feel a little disoriented when you look down, especially when taking the downwards stairs or escalators. But our eyes will be conditioned after a while.

I am happy with my new frame and lens, kids say I look like Harry Potter character :p

Now, about Ortho-K (Orthokeratology).

Our first candidate was Boon Wee (15), but his degree was too high. Even with Ortho-K, his residual degree of 100 to 200 meant his vision will never be back to 6/6.

In summary, a pair of hard lens will be customised for the child. Unlike normal contact lens (soft), one would need to wear Ortho-K only through the night when he sleeps.

Infact, Ortho-K is one of the established solution to control myopia.  The lens will help control myopia through shaping of cornea, and prevent myopia from deteriorating.

We understood Ortho-K is more suitable for younger kids, as they have a higher chance of regaining perfect vision.  (since their Retina and Cornea are still growing)

NO more spectacles, this means a lot to an active child.
Ortho-K is revolutionary for us, kids would be able to enjoy their lifestyles without the restriction of a pair of spectacles.

Since Boon Wee’s cornea shape has likely stabilised, our optometrist recommended that Ortho K might be less effective.

Introducing candidate no2, Boon Yee (11).

Before we are ready for Ortho-K, an Optometrist would need to ensure that we are ready. Candidates must fulfill a checklist and ensure due diligence in taking care of their Optho-K kit.

Good hygiene is a MUST. No long nails, sanitisation of hands before lens application.

The child must be confident. Cleaning of lens would be an important process to be followed up daily, as no one wants an eye infection.

Our optometrist highlighted that a child would need a few sessions to get accustomed to his hard lens. This is after the initial eye examinations and suitability tests.

First trial would involve a child’s comfort level. Is he comfortable with the lens inside his eyes?

It is normal to feel uncomfortable initially, as our eyes get use to the lens. Tearing is very normal during the first try.

Once a child pass the initial trial,  a new pair of Ortho-K lens would be customised for child.

Every child has his or her own comfort level. The more he is adapted to the lens, the faster he might see his vision improved.

Even after putting on the lens, a child would need to have regular check for the first few days and weeks. This is to ensure that there are no complications.

Everyone wish to see a child reaps the best benefit for Ortho-K.

As the child becomes more comfortable with his lens, follow-up checks frequency will be reduced.

Boon Yee would not be able to swim for two weeks, in case pool contamination jeopardize his Ortho-K usage.

Each pair of lens can last 1 to 2 years, but we require regular checks to ensure the lens are fitting.

 

Are you ready, Boon Yee? The optometrist kept comforting Boon Yee to let him relax.

Unfortunately during initial checks, the optometrist discovered some substance in his left eye. We needed to postpone his Ortho-K lens adoption.

We could only trial on one eye for 30 minutes.

Open your eye, lift your eyelid and just layer the lens.

Boon Yee mention it felt ticklish. Otherwise, no pain nor discomfort. This is a good start.

We will provide further updates once Boon Yee is ready for his next trial.

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We would like to thanks W optics for the experience and knowledge sharing. Read more about Ortho K on W Optic’s website.

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3 Temasek Boulevard (Tower 5)
#01-400 Singapore 038983

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