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 Child who can see in the dark Healthy eyes on the digital world 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 Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare 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 Medical Smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD in offspring Medical Decriminalisation of drug use – key to ending HIV Medical New estimates for HIV deaths slashed by a quarter Medical New technique forces HIV out of hiding place Medical Homosexuality ban threatens HIV progress in Uganda News Babies of anxious moms tend to cry more From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. 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.