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do contacts have UV protection?

Do Bausch and Lomb contacts have UV protection?

Do your Bausch & Lomb contacts have UV protection?

UV light stands for Ultraviolet lights. With the danger of harmful UV rays hidden throughout the year, UV protection is becoming more of a concern than ever before. Although ultraviolet rays can damage our skin, these rays can also have a negative effect on the eyes. However, UV light has a shorter wavelength of visible lights.

There are three types of UV radiation which is UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. For UV-C, rays can be absorbed by the ozone layer which indicates they are harmless. On the other hand, UV-A and UV-B rays can cause permanent damage to the eyes and also can damage your vision. Besides, exposure to UV light with moderation and proper care actually can improve health, which is when we are exposed to the UV rays, Vitamin D is developed and helps us in fighting diseases such as depression. It means that UV light is essential to overcome Vitamin C deficiency and to maintain good health.

However, with a long duration of exposure through UV light can damage our skin. These UV rays also can burn your eye in similar ways. The best ways to protect your eyes from UV rays is to wear sunglasses. Obviously, UV blocking in contact lenses do offer protection but the coverage is limited, by wearing sunglasses much protected in the greater area of sensitive skin around the eyes. 

Bausch & Lomb are a trustable brand that have quality to their name. But, do Bausch & Lomb contacts have UV protection? Hence, here we go; their leading UV block lenses are Biotrue One Day lenses, it not only offers UV protection, but also maintains 98% of moisture for 16 hours. Thus, disposable and breathable, these brand contacts are meant to keep your eyes comfortable and protected by UV rays. Fortunately, currently many contact lenses manufacturers include UV filters in their model. No matter what type of lenses you use, dailies or monthly lenses, toric or multifocal lenses, you will find the UV protection on the contact lenses. But, the availability of UV-blocking technology varies between manufacturers and models.

For more information regarding the lenses, you may visit our page Malaya Optical and book your appointment with Malaya Optical Optometrists.

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Eye protection from corona virus
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Use spectacles during COVID-19

Eye Infection – Prevention during COVID-19

During the pandemic coronavirus outbreak, eye infection- prevention during COVID-19 is very important. Thus, it is best to give some attention to latest updates about the ‘Do’ and ‘Don’t health advice’s from the experts. For those who uses glasses, you should be aware that using spectacles during COVID-19 may less prone to be infected, ‘IF’ you strictly follow certain recommendations based from the front-liners.

Using spectacles during COVID-19
Source : How to use disinfectants to clean eyeglasses in the pandemic of coronavirus, Halinah Tseng, March 14

That’s because using spectacles may stop you from touching your eyes frequently compared to contact lenses. One of the most important steps that we should do is to wash our hands thoroughly to avoid harmful transmission of germs. In our routine basis activities, we might start touching things that could stained with germs and some of us may forgotten to wash our hands. Remember if we are spectacle user, it will always remain on our face even though we wear masks on.

Human hands with germs
Human hand with germs

What could happen next is, we might touch our face, put fingers in our nose rub our eyes with those hands. We should remember that eye infection- prevention during COVID-19 Pandamic is mainly focused on hands where it is the main pathway for germs transmission. For an example, try not to lift up your spectacles and rub your eyes if you felt your hands are not clean. When our eyes get tired after a long hours reading or televised, most of us would try to rub our eyes or wipe our face using hands which sometimes not as clean as you think.

Do not rub your eyes
Do not rub your eyes

Besides, using spectacles during COVID-19 may be a little bit protective from the floating virus particles in the air although it may more likely to infected through mouth and nose faster. However it also prevents water droplets to enter in our eyes. Add on, not to forget to maintain your hygienic with any material or things that you could probably use around your face everyday as it could reduce the risk of infections as well.

We may avoid ourselves from being one of the victim if we manage to follow certain protocols which has been recommended by WHO and eye care practitioners. Since there are some useful steps and precautions can be taken protect ourselves, we should frequently follow it to reduce health risks. For more information, please find your best optometrist in KL.