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How to Convert Bifocals to Single Vision

Around the age of 40, most people begin to notice fine print is more difficult to read, according to the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Bifocals are lenses that have two types of vision correction, also called power: one for distance and another for helping to see better up close. A bifocal prescription is […]



How Do I Enable the Fingerprint Reader on My HP Pavilion?

Fingerprint readers, security devices used to keep unauthorized people from logging on to your computer, are available on a variety of computer systems including the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Pavilion. The reader works by placing one of your fingers onto the reader’s scanning device. The fingerprint reader then scans your finger and lets you access your computer. […]



How to Read Electrical Blueprints

When an architect designs a new project, he works with engineers and consultants to create a complete set of blueprints. One section of these drawings, the electrical blueprints, shows how the electrical system of the building is to be constructed. These plans show receptacles, light switches, wires, light fixtures and any other items that need […]



How to Read a Quickvue Pregnancy Test

Doctors’ offices often use Quickvue pregnancy tests to confirm early pregnancy results. Many women prefer to get results in the comfort of their own homes, and Quickvue kits can be purchased for home use. This test is considered 99 percent accurate. It can be taken as little as seven days after becoming pregnant. However, most […]



How to Put PDF Files on a Sony Reader

The Sony Reader is a popular device for storing and reviewing ebooks and other documents. But the Sony Reader is useful for more than just carrying your entire collection of ebooks with you. The Sony Reader is also capable of storing and displaying a range of different types of document files, such as PDF files. […]



How to Use RSS Feeds

RSS feeds provide any user of the Web with a way of easily storing and finding their favorite websites and blogs, making bookmarking much easier and totally web-based. By using an RSS reader, everything you store is web-based and can be opened from any computer. Open a free account with any one of a number […]



My Saltwater Pool Does Not Have a Chlorine Reading

Saltwater generators use dissolved salt in the pool water to create free chlorine that cleans the pool. The chlorine level in a saltwater pool should be around 1 part per million (ppm). If your saltwater pool is not reading any chlorine in the water, don’t swim in the pool. You’ll need to troubleshoot why the […]



How to Tell if You Are Being Manipulated

Manipulation is a mind game used for the purpose of controlling others. Sometimes it can be an unintentional thing. The person doing the manipulating may not be aware of what he is doing. But often, manipulation is masterfully intentional. Be aware. Read on to learn how to tell if you are being manipulated. Learn how […]



Proper Way to Read a Transmission Dipstick

Although easy in most vehicles, checking the transmission fluid is often neglected until a noticeable side effect occurs. Slipping gears or stains in the driveway can lead to irreversible damage to the transmission if it runs too low on fluid. Although the chemical properties of transmission fluid break down after time, the fluid remains at […]



Eye Tests for Reading Glasses

Optometrists and ophthalmologists check your near vision with several basic eye tests. The exam for reading glasses only takes about a half hour to an hour. If you need a near correction, when the testing is complete you will have a written prescription for eyeglasses that will help you better see small print and fine […]



How to Read an Eye Chart Without Glasses

One of the routine tests for an eye exam is to have your visual acuity checked using eye charts. This is often done using a Snellen eye chart for distance and a Jaeger reading chart or card for near visual acuity. If you wear glasses, these tests are often performed while they are on, however, […]



How to Improve College Reading Skills

When they start college students often feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading they are expected to do¡ªand many stay that way throughout their college career. That¡¯s unfortunate because there are methods to improve college reading skills that make it easier and faster to handle the load. If you want to improve college reading g […]