Precision UV Contact Lenses: Protect Your Eyes From UltraViolet (UV) Radiation
Precision UV Contact Lenses by Ciba Vision offer a wider range of lens powers compared to other brands, i.e. they cover high minus, up to -16.00 as well as high plus up to +10.00. PRECISION UV Contact Lenses
, are available in -10.00 to -16.00 and +8.00 to +10.00 power lenses and come in a box of 6 monthly disposable contact lenses.
Ciba Vision's Precision UV contact lenses are a thicker, more durable lens in comparison to other disposables contact lenses. This thicker lens is one of the reasons why they help provide better UV protection. Those who spend long periods of time outdoors are at greater risk for excess UV exposure. This couldn't be more true for contact lens wearers, whose eyes are already sensitive and vulnerable. This makes Precision UV Contact Lenses a must have for people who enjoy the outdoors.
In addition to Ciba Vision's PRECISION UV, WeLoveLenses also stock contact lenses from the Acuvue Brand which is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Acuvue Oasys
, Acuvue Advance
, Acuvue 2
, 1 Day Moist
, 1 Day Acuvue
as well as Acuvue TruEye
, all offer protection from harmful UltraViolet (UV) rays.
Why You Should Buy UltraViolet (UV) Blocking Contact Lenses
Prolonged exposure to the sun's UV rays has been linked to eye damage, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pterygia and photokeratitis, all of which can cause temporary vision loss.
Various eye problems have been associated with overexposure to UV radiation. Research in eye deterioration has shown that UVB (medium wave) rays are thought to help cause pingueculae and pterygia. These growths on the eye's surface can become unsightly and cause corneal problems as well as distorted vision. In high short-term doses, UVB rays also can cause photokeratitis, a painful inflammation of the cornea. The cornea appears to absorb 100 percent of UVB rays, this type of UV exposure is unlikely to cause cataracts and macular degeneration, but is instead linked linked to UVA (long wave and back light) exposure.
Anyone who spends time outdoors is at risk for eye problems from UV radiation. Risks of eye damage from UV depend on a number of factors, including:
UV levels are greater in tropical areas near the earth's equator. The farther you are from the equator, the smaller your risk. Also UV levels are greater at higher altitudes.
Time of day:
UV levels are highest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Certain medications, such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, birth control pills, diuretics and tranquilizers, can increase the body's sensitivity to UV .
Cloud cover does not affect UV levels significantly. Your risk of UV exposure can be quite high even on hazy or overcast days. This is because UV radiation can penetrate clouds.
The risk of damage to our eyes and skin from solar UV radiation is cumulative, meaning the danger continues to grow as we spend time in the sun throughout our lifetime.
UV-absorbing contact lenses should NOT substitute protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. UV-absorbing eyewear should be worn in addition in addition to wearing contact lenses with UV protection, to protect your eyes outdoors, wear broad-brimmed hats and sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection. Include a UV coat on your spectacles, or look into having sighted sunglasses or photomatic lenses fitted.