UV (Ultraviolet Light) Safety Awareness and Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses and UV LightAs the heat of the summer approaches so does the amount of time we spend outdoors exposing ourselves to harmful UV (ultraviolet light) that has been show to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and even cancerous growths on the eye. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, through its EyeSmart™ campaign, is trying to increase awareness and is trying to emphasis the importance of wearing sun glasses to help protect your eyes against harmful UV light, even if you wear contact lenses.

Another even more dangerous source of UV light is the indoor artificial type commonly found in tanning beds. If you are among the many thousands who use tanning beds please take extra precautions to protect yourselves because the level of UV can be up to 100 times stronger than natural sunlight. So make sure you wear proper eye protection while using the beds and again contact lenses will not be sufficient. 

Contact Lens Care

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology that can help you protect your eyes this summer:

Contact Lens Safety
  

Acuvue Oasys has one of highest UV blocking standards set for contact lenses blocking over 96% of UVA rays and 99% of UVB rays. But even with this rating it is still recommended that you wear high quality UV blocking sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for maximum UV protection for the eyes. For the best prices on all your popular contact lenses visit our cheap contact lenses section and save your money! Also check out our contact lens coupons to save even more money.

Remember UV light affects us year round so even in the winter if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors you still need to protect your eyes. Enjoy the summer sun but don’t forget to protect your eyes this summer!

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