The Right Wheelchair Accessories Will Ease Your Life and Your Journeys on WheelsWritten by Laura Gray
Wheelchairs come in every shape and size with sufficient options that you can find wheels you like to take you where you want to go with assistance you need. To enhance comfort and convenience of your journey, choose accessories tailored to provide best support for your activities and your health concerns.
A manual powered wheelchair is a good choice if you have reasonable upper body strength, but electric wheelchairs are preferred by people with upper body impairments. A manual chair could be suitable for years, but increasing age, pain, or fatigue might make it clear that it is time to switch to a motorized chair and save wear and tear on your body. If you are an active sportsperson, you’ll want a lightweight manual; if you live in an area with rough terrain, you’ll need wheels and tires that are up to job. For people whose problem is simply limited ability to walk or stand for long periods of time, motorized scooters are probably preferred choice. Once you have considered your needs and made your chair selection, check out wonderful choice of wheelchair accessories that can change your ride from good to great.
The Perfect Cushion is a Necessity not a Luxury
A good seat cushion for your chair is too important to be considered a luxury item and you should find one that fits your requirements exactly. A good cushion can save you not only from pressure sores but also from incorrect posture that can generate a variety of back and neck problems. If you have a neuromuscular disease, respiration, circulation and swallowing are also concerns that need to be addressed by correct posture, which means being supported by a good cushion.
1. Foam cushions are least expensive, are lightweight, and are available in a variety of densities. You can also cut and trim them if pressure problems develop. They will, however, lose their shape eventually, which, in itself, can create pressure problems. 2. Air floatation cushions will give you even pressure distribution and some models can be inflated to exact height needed. You can purchase them as single-chamber cushions or dual-chamber cushions that allow sides to be at different heights. They are lightweight and waterproof, but can, however, develop leaks or punctures. The pressure should be checked regularly. 3. Gel cushions are particularly comfortable and distribute pressure very evenly. They are heavier than foam or air, however, and it is important to check these products to make sure design you are considering will not allow gel to push out to sides and cause cushion to lose its shape.
A Wheelchair Ramp Gets You to Where You Want to Be
We’ve come a long way, baby, from days when it was difficult or impossible for wheelchair riders to gain entrance to most public buildings. There are now ramps, enlarged doorways, at least one large stall in most public restrooms, and areas in parking lot designated for handicap parking. There are older buildings, however, that have not yet made accommodation for mobile chairs, and, of course, most private homes are difficult to access with a wheelchair. You will need to travel by car or van on occasion, which means you need some kind of ramp, lift, or hoist to use with vehicle, and a lift in home may be necessary for a wheelchair user to access an upper floor. Fortunately, there is a wide range of new and used lifts, ramps and hoists, and you should be able to find a suitable product among many wheelchair accessories available for any situation you encounter.
Sunglasses! Does Fashion Compromise Your Eye Protection?Written by William Lezubski
With models and movie celebrities showing off their trendy attire including types of sunglasses they wear, a question that comes to my mind is, “are they becoming more of a fashion statement than protection for your eyes?”
All you have to do is turn on television, and famous stars are spotted wearing hottest brands of eyewear, such as sunglass styles from Gucci, Ray Ban, Oakley, Serengeti, Christian Dior, Armani, Silhouette, and list goes on.
There are even websites that list famous movie stars and music singers that are wearing a certain brand and style of sunglass frames. For example: A certain site lists many of these actors, actresses, and singers below!
Celebrities And Their Favourite Collection of eyewear!
· Alex Curran, and Paris Hilton wear – Christian Dior - Dior Schlak 2
· Angelina Jolie – Gucci 1789
· Anna Friel, Courtney Cox - Giorgio Armani 205s, and Renee Zellweger - Giorgio Armani 208s
· Ben Affleck, Elle Macpherson, Gwen Stefani, Hugh Grant, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, and Penelope Cruz all were wearing – RayBan 3025
· Nicole Kidman – Oakley - M Frame
· Djibril Cisse – Oakley - Thump Polarised MP3 256MB
Depending on who may be your favourite, or not so favourite actor, if any of sunglass styles above appeal to you, then more than likely you’re going to want to buy them. So let’s take a look at designer glasses and sport lenses above and do a brief summary of their benefits and features and find out if they not only hold up to their fashion flare, but also to vision protection that is so important for your precious eyes.
Christian Dior: Are a must for fashion conscious person! They’re known to be ultimate in luxury fashionable lenses. Each Dior product is made with detailed and intricate Italian craftsmanship that represents a work of art. The original Dior series including Dior Schlak1 and 2 offer beauty and style, and features provide scratch/impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses, lightweight frames, and provide 100% UV protection.
Gucci: Worn by some of most famous and beautiful people, such as Angelina Jolie, Grace Kelly, Peter Sellers, and Audrey Hepburn. Gucci sunglasses are known to offer a sexy and sleek look and feel with quality Italian materials and craftsmanship. This select eyewear allows you to create your own sense of style, but also offers top quality lenses with 100% protection from UVA/UVB rays.