Home > Medical > Eye Health > FAQs 15 December 2008 Can contact lenses block UV light? Although some manufacturers have added UV blocking properties to some lenses, none block all of the harmful UV light. 0 Although some manufacturers have added UV blocking properties to some lenses, none block all of the harmful UV light. Health organizations state that contact lenses are not a substitute for UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing sunglasses in part because contact lenses cover only a portion of the eye. It is recommended to wear UV absorbing sunglasses over your prescription contact lenses, even if they contain UV blocking properties. More in Medical Worn out cantact lenses? More: Eye HealthFAQs SPONSORED: Medicines that changed history It is very difficult to imagine a world without medication for diseases. Or for that matter a world without any painkillers. The research and development of medication have come a long way. Here are some medicines that have changed human history. SPONSORED: Common allergy myths Take a look at some of the myths and misconceptions many people believe about allergies. advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Mental health Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics Medical Poor sleep linked to inflammation in teens News Tygerberg opens HIV biorepository Medical Laser used to remove tattoos may help reduce acne scars Medical How to get a handle on your heartburn Question ‘The Institute of Sexology’ exhibition From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.