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Blue light anti-
BLUE LIGHT IS everywhere. You can’t see it
and you can’t avoid it—it’s part of the spectrum of colors in light.
to blue light may
come from being outside in the sun; a great
deal comes from computers, smartphones,
TVs, and fluorescent
and LED lighting.
Eye care professionals express con-
cerns about different
levels of exposure.
Certain spectrums of
blue light can lead to
computer vision syndrome, symptoms of
which can include
eye strain, headaches, blurred vision, dry or
irritated eyes, pain or aches in the neck and
back, sensitivity to light, double vision and
afterimages. Long-term exposure may lead to
cataracts or macular degeneration, among
Ladies’ and Kids’
WHEN THE LEAVES begin to change colors
and the weather turns crisp, I can’t wait to slip
on a pair of cozy boots to keep me warm.
Kirkland Signature™ Ladies’ and Kids’
Short Shearling Buckle
Boots are made from
from Australia, where
the combination of climate, the breeds of
sheep and farming traditions consistently
yields the best foot-wear-grade sheepskin.
Sheepskin helps keep feet at body temperature in both cold and warm conditions by
wicking heat and moisture away from feet
and allowing air to circulate in the wool.
Additionally, these boots are made with
double-faced shearling sheepskin, which
means that the wool and the suede are from
the same sheep.
The ladies’ boots, which come in black
and chestnut (and gray, exclusively on Costco.
com) in whole sizes 6 to 10, feature a lightweight sole that provides outstanding comfort. The kids’ boots, which come in black,
chestnut and navy in whole sizes 12 to 4, have
a lightweight, durable sole that provides solid
traction. If you have never worn boots like
these, it’s important to note that they’re
designed to be worn barefoot.
Our sheepskin boots cost up to 60 percent
less than competitors’ boots, and are available
in the warehouse and on Costco.com. Item
#7768761 (ladies’ boots),
#7611776 (kids’ boots).
WHO DOESN’T LOVE
Play-Doh? Since the mid-
1950s, nearly every child
has played with this popular modeling compound.
Billions of cans have been
sold since then. 2016 marks
the 60th anniversary of this
Costco will carry bags of Play-Doh in
1-ounce cans that are perfect for Halloween
trick-or-treaters. OK, we know it’s only
August, but by October these will surely be
gone. Stock up now! Play-Doh is a fun alter-
This is where blue light anti-reflective filtering comes in. It’s a coating technology that
helps to selectively reduce the harmful component of blue light. This increases visual
acuity and clarity, and significantly reduces
glare and reflections.
There’s a practical application as well.
This extra coating offers superior scratch, fingerprint and smudge resistance.
Who should get blue light filtering?
People with a high usage of OLED, LED or
LCD devices, such as smartphones, tablets,
computers and televisions. This means just
about everybody, including students, gamers,
night owls, and anyone whose job involves
regular computer use. It’s also for those who
find themselves overexposed to sunlight, and
patients with age-related macular degeneration risk factors.
All prescription lenses at Costco Optical
include anti-reflective treatment, at no additional charge, and you can upgrade to the
blue light anti-reflective treatment at a substantial value compared to other retailers. Ask
your eye care professional if blue light filtering is right for you.—Kathy Erisman
native for the children in
your neighborhood who
may have allergies or
issues with other kinds of
Halloween treats. They
also make terrific party
favors or additions to
We’re selling 80 fun-
size, 1-ounce cans of
Play-Doh for $13.99. It’s an amazing value, at
less than 18 cents per can. Bags are randomly
packed but include as many as nine different
colors. Item #949477. In warehouses and on
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