UV and Sun Protection for your Eyes
Did you know that, even on cloudy days, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun?1
ACUVUE® contact lenses have a high level of UV protection compared to some other brands.**
We do this by incorporating an ingredient into the material of the lens—this helps protect your eyes from UV transmission and lasts as long as you’re wearing your lenses.
An ACUVUE® contact lens, with a high level of UV protection
Some other contact lenses, with minimal UV protection.
OUR EYES ARE CONSTANTLY EXPOSED TO THE SUN. PROTECTION IS IMPORTANT.
SUNGLASSES AND HATS CAN HELP--BUT THEY DON’T DO THE FULL JOB.4
UV rays can still find their way through the sides of your sunglasses. On the other hand, contacts cover the whole iris, and protect your eyes for the entire time that they’re worn.4
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1 Sliney, David H. Intraocular and Crystalline Lens Protection From Ultraviolet Damage. Eye & Contact Lens July 2011; 37: 250–258. 2. Sasaki H, Sakamoto Y, Schnider C et al. UV-B exposure to the eye depending on solar altitude. Eye & Contact Lens 2011;37:4 191-195. 3. Schnider C, Sasaki H, Sakamoto Y et al. UV Danger in the UK? U Bet! BC:A 2010 Conference presentation abstract. 4. Kwok LS, Daszynski DC, Kuznetsov VA, Pham T, Ho A, Coroneo MT. Peripheral light-focussing as a potential mechanism for phakic dysphotopsia and lens phototoxicity. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2004;24(2):119-29.
*Free trial lenses available from participating eye doctors. Exam and fitting fees not included.
**All ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses have Class 1 or Class 2 UV-blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area.
WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.