You protect your skin from ultraviolet light, think about your eyes too! ACUVUE® contact lenses help protect your eyes from UV transmission. *, 1, ‡
In your daily routine, combine ACUVUE® contact lenses with wraparound sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to experience the freedom and confidence to enjoy life to the fullest.
No other contact lens brand has higher UV blocking than ACUVUE® contact lenses.1
UV Myths Exposed
YEAR-ROUND UV NEEDS YEAR-ROUND PROTECTION.
UV exposure isn’t just a problem in the summer, it can cause damage year round. UV radiation cannot be felt so it is particularly important to always protect your eyes.
Once outside, almost any location, from ski slope to sea level, and any pastime from tennis to walking exposes us to UV radiation whether from a directed or reflected source.
ACUVUE® BRAND CONTACT LENSES ARE THE ONLY MAJOR BRAND WHICH BLOCKS AT LEAST 97% OF UVB AND 81% OF UVA RAYS, AS STANDARD ACROSS THE ENTIRE LINE. *, ‡
Sunglasses are an essential part of protecting your eyes from UV.
The added protection from ACUVUE® contact lenses is important even if you wear sunglasses which may only provide partial protection.
And unlike sun protection for the skin, the UV-blocking ingredient in ACUVUE® contact lenses is incorporated into the material permanently – it won’t wear off. Wearing UV-blocking contact lenses every day means that you have additional protection for your eyes.
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*All ACUVUE<sup>®</sup> 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.
JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE<sup>®</sup> Master Brand Claims on Clinical Performance and Overall Material Properties.
Global Solar UV Index: A Practical Guide. World Health Organization. 2002
‡Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. 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.