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#WorldSightDay 5 Trends in Eyewear


Hey #HipNJ! Happy #WorldSightDay! To celebrate, we’re going to look at five of the hottest trends in eyewear lenses. Let’s check it out!

1. Transition Lenses

Do you hate having to carry an extra pair of glasses whenever you leave the house? If so, transition lenses may be for you. These lenses are fully clear indoors and darken when you step outside making it the perfect pair lenses for all light conditions. They also protect your eyes from 100% of UVA/UVB rays!

2. Progressive Lenses

These lenses provide you with a smooth transitions at all distances no matter how dim the lighting may be. There is not visible line on these lenses and make for a great experience for first-time multifocal wearers.

3. Computer Lenses

Do you suffer from CVT (Computer Vision Syndrome) or any electronics-induced eye strain? Computer lenses are a great solution to this problem. These soften the light your eyes see when viewing a computer screen and are recommended for anyone suffering from tired eyes, blurred vision, or headaches.

4. Anti-Reflective Lenses

These lenses eliminate glare to give you the clearest vision possible indoors and out. They also have great protection against glare, smudges, scratches, and UV light for optimal lens clarity.

5. Polarized Lenses

These lenses are made to reduce blinding glare from bright surfaces such as water and snow. Glare can be dangerous when driving or operating machinery. Polarized lenses can prevent accidents and save you from potential harm.

If you’re looking for a new pair of glasses, any one of these options is a great option!

36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

Hip New Jersey attended the 36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning that took place at Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J. from July 27-29. This festival featured a wide variety of vendors, food/drink options, attractions, live performances and of course, the balloon launches.

The event included various sponsors such as PNC Bank, Progressive, Lenovo and Playstation among others. Furthermore, many sponsors offered a wide variety of food and drink options throughout the event such as Pepsi, Snapple, Bimbo, Fairlife, Red Bull, Perdue and many more. There were also a wide variety of arts & crafts, non-profits and other vendors present as well.

In addition, the event offered a wide variety of amusement rides such as a ferris wheel, carousel and slides to name a few. Also, throughout the weekend human cannonballs joined the fun as well as a juggler and magician. The festival had live performances each day such as Chuck Schubert, Oasis as well as karaoke for guests.

The balloons started to launch at 6:30p.m. each day as well as at 6:30a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the course of the next hour, around 100 balloons ascended and filled the sky. Some of these balloons included: Wonder, RE/MAX, Garden Spot Village, PNC Bank, Captain America and Elvis. When the majority of the balloons had launched, they made for a very photogenic, nice backdrop against the summer skies.

Following the balloon launch, there was a concert and fireworks two of the three days. The big name artists included Andy Grammer, Lifehouse and Credence Clearwater Revisited and played for around an hour. Finally, the spectacular fireworks ended off the nights with around a half hour long firework display.

For more information on this year’s balloon festival, click here!