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 Pin It A journey through the human eye: how we see Eyecare myths you probably believed 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 advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover 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 Parenting Overeating learned in infancy Lifestyle Fastest face transplant done in 3 weeks Medical Scientists map foot fungi Parenting Doctors 'print' on baby's airway tube, save his life Lifestyle Carbon footprint of shoes damaging environment Parenting Abused children at risk for obesity as adults From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range What is Diabetic Neuropathy? There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.