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UV Blocking


Just like the skin, a patient’s eyes can be harmed by UV radiation. Wearing contact lenses can help.

ACUVUE® scientists understood the potential contact lenses had to deliver UV blocking to people across the globe—which inspired them to create the only contact lens portfolio that delivers best-in-class UV Blocking† for Eye Health in every lens they make.

This EYE-INSPIREDTM Innovation offers protection against transmission of UV radiation. ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses that are Class I* block more than 90% of UVA and more than 99% of UVB rays; Class II‡ lenses block more than 50% of UVA and more than 95% of UVB rays.

For ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, UV Blocking† is so important, “UV” is in our name. No other contact lens brand compares to ACUVUE® levels of UV blocking—the only brand where the entire portfolio provides UV Blocking† for Eye Health. It’s more complete protection you and your patients can count on.
Every eye is different. We’re inspired by them all.

*Class 1: Must transmit less than 10% (<10%) of UVA and 1% (<1%) of UVB. UV-blocking percentages are based on an average across the wavelength spectrum.
‡Class 2: Must transmit less than 50% (<50%) of UVA and 5% (<5%) UVB. UV-blocking percentages are based on an average across the wavelength spectrum.
†Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.
WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses, because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.