09.09.2010

Contact lens wearers "still need UV protection"

Contact lens wearers "still need UV protection"

By Alexa Kaczka

The summer may be coming to an end in many countries, but people still need to ensure their eyes are protected from the sun, one source has warned.

The Lifestyle section of iloveindia.com issued a number of tips for contact lens wearers, recommending that people always wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat when in the sun to avoid the possibility of its UV rays causing damage.

In addition, the source pointed out that people who wear contact lenses may have slightly more sensitive eyes, so it is doubly important to protect them.

"Visit your eye doctor right away if you have the slightest feeling of sudden vision loss, blurred vision, light flashes, eye pain, infection, swelling, unusual redness or irritation," the website advised.

Earlier this week, the Malaysian Star explained that children's eyes are particularly susceptible to the harmful UV rays of the sun and warned adults that they need to take measures to protect their offspring's vision.

by Emily Tait


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