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Protect Your Eyes With Acuvue TruEye Contact Lenses and Giveaway

by Nicole on May 24, 2013

Did you know that Acuvue TruEye contact lenses offer UV protection? It’s so important to protect yourself from UV and that includes your eyes!

Not all contact lenses offer UV protection, and, of those that do, not all provide similar absorption levels. 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye™ offers wearers the highest level of UV protection in a contact lens, blocking more than 96 percent of UV-A rays and 99 percent of UV-B rays that reach the lens. Although UV-blocking contact lenses provide important added protection, they should not be viewed as a stand-alone solution. Contact lenses should always be worn in conjunction with high-quality UV-blocking sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for maximum protection for the eyes. Although both adults and children are subject to the effects of UV radiation, younger eyes are more susceptible to exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. It is estimated that a significant amount of lifetime exposure to UV occurs by age 18 and that children’s annual dose of UV radiation is three times that of adults.

UV damage is cumulative and irreversible. Short-term damage to the eyes is difficult to notice, but over the long-term, the sun can cause irreversible harm to all structures of the eye and surrounding tissues. Ultraviolet radiation can play a contributory role in the development of various eye-related disorders including age-related cataract, pterygium, cancer of the skin around the eye, photokeratitis and corneal degenerative changes, and may contribute to age-related macular degeneration.

This scares me as my grandfather had macular degeneration and this can be hereditary. I have terrible eyes and have been wearing contact lenses since 7th grade. I wear the Acuvue TruEye and LOVE them! I had no idea about how UV affects your eyes but I am so happy to hear that I am protected with my Acuvue TruEyes! These contacts are so durable for daily disposables and I love that I don’t have to mess with cleaning, etc.  I just put in a new pair every day and throw out the old ones! I try to take good care of my eyes and my contacts by not sleeping in them, giving my eyes a break when I can, etc. and Acuvue TruEyes helps me with that!

Optometrist Dr. Josh LaHiff said that “We all know that UV radiation is harmful to the vital cells of our bodies, we now know it’s important to wear sunscreen but it is important to protect our eyes as well.  I prescribe ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses to help protect my patients’ eyes from damaging UV radiation.”  I definitely feel better knowing that doctors other than my own are prescribing the Acuvue TruEye for their patients.  The lenses are very comfortable, super durable and my sight is so important!

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