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Concerned about UV rays when you are out in the sun with your contacts? Johnson and Johnson say they are the producers of the first contact lenses to receive a Seal of acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the American Optometric Associationís Commission on Ophthalmic Standards. The AOAís commission independently evaluates eye related products and said that Acuvue Advance and Acuvue Oasys brands meet their standards for UV absorbing contacts.
It isnít clear how much damage UV rays can do to your eyes, but studies show the damage is cumulative and can point to cataracts and macular degeneration as you age. Since these contacts cover the entire cornea and lumbus they cover the area sunglasses do notÖthe rays that sneak in on the sides and the top and bottom. This coverage can amount to fifty per cent more than your typical sunglasses can offer.

However, it is recommended that you wear sunglasses with your contacts to get the most protection for your eyes.

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