Gas Perm Lens Solutions : New Rules for Lens Care

Written by James Perez

Now that rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGP) have been in existence for many years, a lot of people have gotten accustomed to viewingrepparttar selection of contact lens solution as a mundane task. Atrepparttar 151118 store, they just grabrepparttar 151119 same old bottle of "no-rub" solution and keep going. But, not so fast! Did you know thatrepparttar 151120 rules are changing? Newer contact lenses have begun to use new technologies, to provide materials that are even safer, more comfortable, and more convenient than before. Those new technologies mean thatrepparttar 151121 same old contact lens solution may not berepparttar 151122 correct choice anymore. Before you choose a bottle of contact lens solution for your gas perm lenses next time, make sure you understand some ofrepparttar 151123 recent developments, and how they may determine which lens solution is best for you.

The New "No-Rub" Solutions - Not All Good

The trend in recent history has been towardrepparttar 151124 use of "no- rub" solutions. Inrepparttar 151125 early days of contact lenses, care was extremely complicated. Often, a contact lens wearer had to use three different solutions (separate solutions for disinfecting, cleaning and resisting deposits), and had to follow a care regimen which usually included a lot of rubbing every time you took your contacts out. The problem was that, with contact lens care being such a hassle, doctors found that a lot of patients just skippedrepparttar 151126 care routine and took their chances. That's why new solutions were developed which did everything in one solution, and were called "no-rub". Although these "no- rub" solutions are favored these days, it's actually bad news for some new lenses. This is due torepparttar 151127 fact that many new lenses are made of a revolutionary material called "silicone hydrogel", which greatly improvesrepparttar 151128 oxygen supply torepparttar 151129 eye. A downside of silicone hydrogel is that lipid deposits on silicone hydrogel lenses tend to be greater and, since these deposits are oily and greasy, rubbing isrepparttar 151130 best way to get them off. Keep this in mind if you buy some ofrepparttar 151131 new silicone hydrogel lenses. Check with your doctor and you may find that you need to stay away fromrepparttar 151132 "no- rub" solutions, despite their convenience. Rubbing may actually be good, even if it involves a little more work.

Your Choice: Aging Boomer or Ageless Bloomer

Written by Barbara Morris

The American way of aging, steeped in stultifying tradition and flawed conventional wisdom of a bygone era, is slowly changing.

But for now, tradition and custom still dominate. You knowrepparttar routine: Around age 50 an accelerating number of sound bites, events and dire warnings about inescapable problems and pitfalls of aging are relentless reminders life is winding down.

You are deemed lazy or irresponsible if you have not prepared to acquire that contagious, debilitating disease called retirement – a political absurdity ofrepparttar 151117 Depression Era that short-circuitsrepparttar 151118 life and potential of many capable people and, burdens society in too many ways to count.

Bombarded by countless predictions of impending disability and death, you start looking for signs of your own decline. A momentary memory lapse, which everyone experiences, regardless of age, results in a panicky “I’m having a senior moment.” I have never heard a teenager experiencing a memory lapse (and they have plenty of them) berate him or herself with “I’m having a junior moment.”

You drop something and immediately declare, “I must be getting old.” Young people drop things allrepparttar 151119 time and don’t imagine they are getting old. They just bend over and pick it up. Youth doesn’t sweatrepparttar 151120 small stuff – why should you?

The advent of age 60 can really acceleraterepparttar 151121 “old age” wrecking ball. Tradition says it’s time to leaverepparttar 151122 real world. It’s time to travel and play golfrepparttar 151123 rest of your life.

Social and family pressure convinces yourepparttar 151124 home you’ve lived in all your life is now “too much” for you. So you move to a retirement community where you not only enjoyrepparttar 151125 comfort and camaraderie of peers, but you are also vulnerable torepparttar 151126 reality ofrepparttar 151127 Grim Reaper who manifests himself in an abnormal concentration of sickness, depression, and death.

You adopt attitudes and behaviors that instruct your subconscious to help you let go of life. You kid yourself that you are just taking time to smellrepparttar 151128 roses but before you know it,repparttar 151129 roses are on your coffin and you are pushing up daises.

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