Do 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism 90-Pack Contacts Block UVA and UVB Rays?

Yes, the 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism 90-pack contact lenses do offer UV-protection. They are designed to block approximately 82% of UVA rays and 97% of UVB rays, thereby providing an additional layer of defense against harmful ultraviolet radiation.

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UV-Protection in Contact Lenses

Contact lenses with UV-blocking capabilities are crucial in protecting the eyes from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB rays can lead to eye conditions like photokeratitis, cataracts, and macular degeneration. While not a substitute for sunglasses, these lenses provide significant supplementary protection.

1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism: A Closer Look

The 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism lenses incorporate innovative technologies to ensure comfort and clarity for those with astigmatism. They feature the BLINK STABILIZED® design, which helps keep the lens in the correct position, and LACREON® Technology, which maintains moisture for over 20 hours. Their daily disposable nature also reduces the risk of eye infections.

UV-Blocking: How Effective Are These Lenses?

These lenses fall into the category of Class II UV-blocking lenses as classified by the FDA. This means they are designed to block over 70% of UVA and over 95% of UVB rays. However, the Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism lenses exceed this standard, blocking approximately 82% of UVA and 97% of UVB rays.

Comparative Data

The effectiveness of UV-blocking contact lenses can be compared as follows:

Lens Type UVA Blocking UVB Blocking FDA Classification
Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism ~82% ~97% Class II
Standard Class II UV Lens >70% >95% Class II
Standard Class I UV Lens >90% >99% Class I
Regular Contact Lens Minimal Minimal Not Applicable
No Lens Protection 0% 0% Not Applicable
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Significant Points

  • . The 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism lenses offer superior UV-blocking capabilities, exceeding the standard Class II requirements.
  • . These lenses provide additional protection against UVA and UVB rays, but should not replace sunglasses.
  • . Their daily disposable nature, combined with UV- protection, makes them a suitable choice for individuals with astigmatism who are frequently outdoors or exposed to UV rays.

The Bottom Line

The 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism 90-Pack contact lenses provide effective UV-protection, blocking a significant amount of UVA and UVB rays, therefore these contact lenses offer an additional safeguard for the eyes against harmful ultraviolet radiation.

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