UV Blocking Contact Lenses

Protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays is very important.  You need to protect your eye tissues as well as the skin around the eyes. Even on cloudy days it is important to protect from harmful UV rays. UV rays reflect off different surfaces st high degrees such as snow, sand and water . The following are some ways to achieve UV blocking ,

by wearing :

  • appropriate UV protective sunglasses – ideally wrap around in style for more coverage ;
  • wide brimmed hats ;
  •  sunscreen.

The hottest part of the day is between 11 am and 4pm so between these times it is best to remain indoors whenever possible. Remember though that dusk and at dawn are the times when sunlight is most harmful to the eyes. At this time the sun is lower and the eyes are more exposed to UV rays.  During the midday sun the eyes are somewhat more protected by the shade of the eyebrows. The sun is also lower during spring and summer despite having a lower UV index.

When selecting your contact lenses one can opt for contact lenses with UV filter. the Acuvue Brand contact lenses block 97% of UVB and 81% of UVA rays as standrad across the entire line . Wearing UV blocking contact lenses every day means that you have extra protection for your eyes.