UV protection of RGP lenses

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Pipino Il Breve, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Is the UV protection of RGP lenses as good as that of glasses?

    Lately the numbers of my floaters has increased. I have been visited and
    we ruled out more serious problems, yet the floaters are annoying.

    The floaters were identified as "normal" vitreous degeneration. In order
    to prevent them from further increasing in number, the ophtalmologist
    told me always to protect my eyes from UV. Even when I am inside the
    house (where I have been in this period... yet the number of floaters
    increased on the same).

    I have never worn RGP lenses (only softs) but now I'm thinking about
    buying extended-wear RGP lenses to have a full time UV protection and
    not even the bothering of removing/cleaning/putting back on the contact
    lenses. Does this make sense in your opinion?

    I know RGP lenses do not protect the sclera from UV but the sclera is
    not transparent to visible light so I assume it is not transparent to UV
    either... is this correct?


    Also... I know there are lots of RGP materials... they are so many that
    I don't even know where to start in order to decide what kind of RGP
    lens I want. I would like a non-tinted UV-protected RGP lens which I can
    remove and clean once per week or so... any clue?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Pipino Il Breve, Jul 20, 2003
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  2. Pipino Il Breve

    Rishigg Guest

    Now we see this Idiot Pipino.
    If you go in the past of this forum, you will understand why I call him
    IDIOT.
    He was so sure that the eyecare professional would have helped him, that
    he ruled out any alternative therapies, accusing one Bates teacher (I
    remember that there exist none, nobody can claim himself as a Bates
    teacher --- because Bates is long dead ---, beware of who does this) of
    having mistreated him, a thing that may be true but does not exclude the
    Pipino for the guilt of having not searched better in the market for
    good and genuine Bates literature, which is now available.
    Now we find him as much helpless as he can be.
    He complains of floaters, a clear sign of tension.
    He follows the WRONG ADVICE OF THE DOCTORS, that want you to stay
    indoors avoiding the light of the sun, which is the only natural agent
    that can help him.
    And he still complains.

    Pipino, you merit what you deserve.

    I hope that you will become blind from your stupidity: only this can
    help you to understand your wrongdoings.

    But why don't you accept my challenge! You are in Italy, you can meet me
    very easily: why don't you buy my books and learn better? I can show you
    many things I have accomplished. I can demonstrate to you my vision
    powers. I can also show you my contacts I once used to wear! I'm not
    telling lies!!!
    --
    "As surely as any soldier ever died on the field, Dr. Bates gave his
    life for a cause, battling against fate, during many years of
    magnificent struggle, when the unending disappointment finally broke in
    hopeless despair. His torch is still burning. There will come some other
    battler, who is fit, and will hold it high until the people who are
    sitting in darkness have seen its great light."
    William B. MacCracken, M.D.
    (1937, Berkeley CA)
     
    Rishigg, Jul 20, 2003
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  3. I was NOT wearing glasses nor contact lenses in the period in which the
    new floaters appeared. Because I was inside home, I was studying
    (looking near) and I didn't need them.

    On the contrary, had I worn them, the new floates wouldn't probably have
    appeared because my glasses have UV protection. UV are the primary
    external cause for vitreous degeneration.

    So your arguments in this case are totally nonsense. (as they are in
    most cases)

    Goodbye Rishi
     
    Pipino Il Breve, Jul 20, 2003
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  4. Pipino Il Breve

    Rishigg Guest

    It's difficult to achieve your level of stupidity!
    What as the UV rays to do with floaters? In only one way: the lack of
    proper Uv rays create a strain in the eye, and mind, hence the floaters.

    If you were more intelligent, you would have enquired better about rest
    methods and have your eyesight cured.

    Instead, you continue to aggravate the strain, using your eyes badly,
    hence the worse for yourself.

    What have you got to do with "studying"? You are such an idiot! It is
    all a wastage of time, you will never really learn anything.

    You have only twenty years, and you talk of vitreous degeneration?

    You are the creator of your disease, there is no doubt about that,

    BUT, I THOUGHT YOU HAD BLACKLISTED ME!!! AGAIN ANOTHER IDIOT THAT SAYS
    HE DOES NOT READ MY POSTS, AND IN FACT READS THEM!!!


    --
    "As surely as any soldier ever died on the field, Dr. Bates gave his
    life for a cause, battling against fate, during many years of
    magnificent struggle, when the unending disappointment finally broke in
    hopeless despair. His torch is still burning. There will come some other
    battler, who is fit, and will hold it high until the people who are
    sitting in darkness have seen its great light."
    William B. MacCracken, M.D.
    (1937, Berkeley CA)
     
    Rishigg, Jul 20, 2003
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  5. 1 Could you please point me to where I have written I blacklisted you?
    2 Some vitreous degeneration can happen even in the youngs
    3 I'm actually quite good in my studies, thanks for your interest
    4 Didn't you recently say "floaters do not really exist, it's only your
    imagination"?
    5 Lack of proper UV rays is the funniest thing I've read recently.
    Couldn't they be simply "eyestrain"? :))))

    Goodbye as... er... dear friend
     
    Pipino Il Breve, Jul 20, 2003
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  6. Pipino Il Breve

    Rishigg Guest

    Please, search it by yourself!
    And you are the unlucky, in millions! Compliments!
    Again, compliments!
    Yes, I maintain it. How can you not be aware of that? Don't you see that
    in certain days you won't see them? And in others they seem so MUCH MORE?
    Dear idiot, GOOD research shows that where pepole are kept away from
    natural sunlight they develop any kind of disease, vision included. A
    man named Ott published thirty years ago a book where he showed that
    arthritis was cured by means of sunbaths alone. People who where wearing
    glasses (eyeglasses as well as sunglasses) were not benefitted, so the
    UV passing through the retina (or the iris, which I think is the
    receptor for sunlight to heal the body) were beneficial, not the light
    on the body. You can have your UV lamps or your days on the seashore,
    but unless you undress your eyes from glasses or shades, and learn to
    rest them enought to stay in the sun without discomfort, you have no hope.

    Do you understand, dear little idiot comrade?

    But you are a truant of stupidity, I havn't got any hope. If you really
    have not blacklisted me, so you have read all my posts, if you were
    intelligent you should have dropped glasses long ago.

    Why do you stick to your useless theories?

    They do you great harm. Why do you insist?


    --
    "As surely as any soldier ever died on the field, Dr. Bates gave his
    life for a cause, battling against fate, during many years of
    magnificent struggle, when the unending disappointment finally broke in
    hopeless despair. His torch is still burning. There will come some other
    battler, who is fit, and will hold it high until the people who are
    sitting in darkness have seen its great light."
    William B. MacCracken, M.D.
    (1937, Berkeley CA)
     
    Rishigg, Jul 20, 2003
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  7. Most RGP lenses are not for extended wear, only daily wear. There are
    a few
    wear.

    Ok I have seen the site
    I don't understand if Menicon Z has UV protection by default or only as
    an option...

    Understood...


    What bothers me is that I can't see Italy here :-(
    http://www.menicon.com/location/index.html
    maybe we don't import the Menicon :((
     
    Pipino Il Breve, Jul 21, 2003
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  8. Pipino Il Breve

    Rishigg Guest

    One glasses after the other, and these people try to improve upon them
    and yet there are new types... This means the whole source is corrupted.

    How can't you understand this, it's really difficult.
    --
    "As surely as any soldier ever died on the field, Dr. Bates gave his
    life for a cause, battling against fate, during many years of
    magnificent struggle, when the unending disappointment finally broke in
    hopeless despair. His torch is still burning. There will come some other
    battler, who is fit, and will hold it high until the people who are
    sitting in darkness have seen its great light."
    William B. MacCracken, M.D.
    (1937, Berkeley CA)
     
    Rishigg, Jul 21, 2003
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