Eye Health

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.

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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.
 

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