Anastasia, or as her friends call her, ‘Tas’, is a 15-year-old swimmer and Paralympian medalist. Between the ages of 5 and 15, Tas suffered progressive vision loss that has left her almost completely blind. In 2018 after losing her vision, Tas stopped swimming. However, that didn’t last long. Her perseverance and drive were far stronger than her vision loss.
Today, Tas strives to be a role model for the visually impaired. After hearing her story, NBC’s “George to the Rescue” wanted to help make her home a safer, more functional place for her to live. George to the Rescue transformed the family’s space in many ways, knowing that renovations and solutions like window film can change lives.
About the Project
George Oliphant of George to the Rescue has one goal in mind: to rescue families who are in need of home renovations. After hearing Tas’ story, he knew that there were many ways he could improve their home. Some features of the home proved to be both unsafe and uncomfortable for Tas. For instance, a hazardous bathroom created obstacles in her daily life. Additionally, the design and orientation of the home allowed excessive sunlight and glare to enter the space, creating discomfort for Tas. Tas explained that even dim lighting bothers her eyes the way bright light might bother someone with full sight. That’s when George called New York Window Film.
Window Film to the Rescue
While many people desire a naturally lit home, Tas’ light sensitivity issues due to excessive bright light through the windows became a daily obstacle within her own home. To increase her comfort level and mitigate glare, George utilized window film from New York Window Film. 3M Sun Control Window Film can be used to control bothersome glare without eliminating natural light entirely. Window film proved to be an optimal solution for Tas’ home, allowing her to continue to live comfortably.
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How 3M Sun Control Window Film Works
3M Sun Control Window Film offers many benefits, including glare reduction, UV protection, and increased energy efficiency. In Tas’ case, the glare-reducing properties of window film proved to be incredibly beneficial. In addition to glare reduction, 3M Sun Control Window Film such as the 3M Prestige Series can reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and up to 60% of the heat coming through windows. The result is both increased occupant comfort and lower energy bills. Additionally, 3M Sun Control Window Films have the ability to reject up to 99% of harmful UV rays. Over time, exposure to UV rays can cause damage to furniture, flooring, and even people in your home. With window film, you can enjoy increased comfort and protection.
3M offers a variety of sun control lines including the 3M Prestige Window Film, 3M Night Vision Window Film, and 3M Thinsulate Window Film series. Each product line offers slightly different benefits, but all can improve occupant comfort and energy efficiency while providing UV protection. At New York Window Film, we understand the importance of feeling comfortable in your own home, and we believe that window film can change lives in more ways than one.
New York Window Film provides high-quality products and window film installations to Metropolitan New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. With window film solutions for both residential and commercial spaces, our products can help you achieve anything from sun control and security to decorative enhancement and privacy. Call us at (631) 420-4101 or (212) 256-1414 for more information, or request a quote online.