15.12.2014

Most contact lens wearers "willing to pay more for UV protection"

Most contact lens wearers "willing to pay more for UV protection"

Most contact lens wearers value protecting their eyes from the sun"s harmful UV rays, a survey has suggested.

The study, conducted by Johnson & Johnson, that found that 75 per cent of Contact lens wearers would be willing to pay more for lenses with built-in UV protection, opticianonline.net reports.

"UV-blocking contact lenses have been proven to protect the eyes from sun damage, because they cover the entire cornea and limbus, protecting against the peripheral light focusing effect," Karen Walsh, professional affairs manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, explained.

She recommended wearing a combination of UV-blocking contact lenses with good quality wrap-around goggles or sunglasses as being the best way of protecting the eyes.

Ms Walsh concluded that discussing UV protection with patients should become standard practice for opticians.

It ws recntly reported that, ophthalmologist Dr Michael Kutryb said that the sun"s rays can cause potentially blinding eye diseases and tumours.

by Alexa Kaczka


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