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It is now a proven fact that UV rays badly affect your eyes. Exposure to sunlight can cause cataracts and other nasty eye diseases.

We all know about how important sunglasses are, but did you know that some of the modern contact lenses also offer you UV protection?

The first contact lens that protects your eyes from UV rays was Precision UV by Wesley Jessen. It proved to work and later most contact lens manufacturers started making their contacts “UV safe”. Both soft and RGP contact lenses now come with UV protection.

How good are contact lenses at protecting your eyes from the sun?

They are pretty good. Most UV blocking lenses can block 90-95% of harmful UV rays. However the lens only can protect the aria it covers. Soft contact lens covers most of the cornea, while RGP lenses only protect about 60% of the cornea. RGP lenses are smaller.

So it is recommended to wear sunglasses over UV blocking lenses, to give your eyes most possible protection. Also the UV blocking lenses can’t block the glare and your eyes might hurt on a very sunny day.

Contact lenses that offer best UV protection are Acuvue by Johnson and Johnson. 1 Day Acuvue, Acuvue 2, Acuvue 2 Colors, Acuvue Toric and Acuvue Advance lenses offer high UVA and UVB Blocking.

Bausch and Lomb and Ciba Vision don’t include UV blocking materials in their contact lenses.

Do people who wear sunglasses benefit from UV blocking contact lenses?

Yes, if you spend a lot of time outside, UV blocking contact lenses offers additional protection. Even the best sunglasses don’t offer 100% protection. A lot of reflected sunlight can enter your eyes despite the sunglasses and it can damage your eye health.

Combination of sunglasses and UV blocking contact lenses is the best possible protection for people who spend a lot of time outside under the sun.

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