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7 Things to Know If You Wear Spectacles and Have a Pet

  7 Things to Know If You Wear Spectacles and Have a Pet   Let's admit, being optically challenged may not sound like a serious dysfunctionality, especially if you wear less number of diopters on your nose. But to the people who are forced to wear thick concave, convex, cylindrical or bifocal lenses in their less than fancy spectacles, it's a daily struggle none the less. Imagine waking up in the morning, or being in the shower and then not being able to 'see' your own glasses! Or not being able to recognize a known face without your glasses and then talking to them squinting in the wrong direction. So if your optical crutches are diopter thick in concave, convex, cylindrical or bifocal variety, here are 5 tips for you especially if you have a furry friend at home. 1.     Keep out of reach - this one comes as a no brainer for doggos, no matter how trained, are bound to destroy items belonging to the owner, especially in their anger or boredom. Their strong teeth
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