About contact lenses and beach barriers

Good news for my contact lens wearing friends

Botica di Servicio just introduced its own house-brand of contact lenses OPTINOVA, two different kinds, a 10-pack of daily disposable lenses, and a monthly pack, both made with Hyaluron, a soft water-containing gel, which make the lenses so thin, pliable, and easy on the eyes.

Best of all, because of smart buying strategies, the prices are now slashed in half.

Contact lenses are an integral part of our lives and are the preferred option for those feeling awkward in glasses, but it is an expensive choice on Aruba.

With the new OPTINOVA brand at affordable prices these contact lenses will win your heart and they are available at all Botica di Servicio locations here: Palm beach, Noord, Eagle, St Cruz and Seroe Preto.

The Boticas carry a huge inventory of lenses from -0.50 to +10.00, eighty-four different prescription strengths, so you can mix and match and finally have clear vision, at half of what it used to cost you.

Ata Mulder, Senior Managing Pharmacist at Botica Di Servicio reports he used to bring disposable lenses for friends and family members back from his travels, then he decided to look into the possibility of creating a house-brand for the pharmacies. The idea caught on and a top Dutch manufacturer was picked for the job, giving birth to OPTINOVA: Spherical contact lenses which have the same lens power throughout the entire optical part of the lens to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness).


Police School Project

Kudos to the cadets of the Police school for their environmental project. We were surprised yesterday when we saw DOW, in full force at Fisherman’s Huts moving sand and digging trenches. The mystery was solved when the digging reveled a low stone fence, built around the Millennium, upon the request of Turtuga Aruba to prevent locals and visitors from driving on the beach where the endangered sea turtles were building nests.

Over the years the wind shifted sand and slowly swallowed the barrier. The cadets decided as part of their environmental studies to initiate a community project, digging the barrier out and re-enforcing the no-driving-on-the-beach policy!

Recently we have been confronted with recurring ugly images of tire tracks on our dunes and beaches.

How do you educate the public about the fragility of our environment?

Visitors are culpable as well, they let their hair down here, and often drive the way they would never drive back home. We all need to slow down a bit.

Good job cadets, excellent initiative.

Regarding that stone wall: According to hotelier Ewald Biemans who paid for it, the wall was constructed by a Colombian artisan, who worked on it 100 meters at a time. When finished it ran from Malmok to Boardwalk Plantation, 400-meter long.

It is in dire need of repair, certain section keeled over.

Do you know an artisan who could restore the fence? We will find the funds!

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May 25, 2018
Rona Coster