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 SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. 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 Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight Medical 14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak Medical 6 ways to manage your hay fever naturally News How to defuse your wife Lifestyle Pet fashion gets a leg up Medical No condomless sex for porn actors 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 Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. 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.