Yes, you can still wear sunglasses with Acuvue Oasys Transitions 6 Pack contact lenses. It is advised to do so. These lenses provide UV protection and adapt to changing light conditions, but they do not replace the comprehensive eye protection offered by sunglasses. Sunglasses are recommended for complete eye and surrounding area protection, especially when exposed to intense sunlight.
The Functionality of Acuvue Oasys Transitions
Adapting to Light Changes
Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses are designed to adjust their tint when exposed to UV and HEV light. This feature allows them to provide varying levels of light protection based on the environment. While indoors, they remain mostly clear. While outdoors, they darken to reduce light exposure.
UV Protection Capabilities
These lenses offer significant protection against UV rays. They block approximately 100% of UVB and over 99% of UVA rays. However, it's important to note that they only cover the cornea and not the entire eye area.
The Role of Sunglasses in Eye Protection
Sunglasses cover not only the cornea but also the entire eye area, providing a broader range of protection against sunlight and UV exposure. This is crucial in environments with intense sunlight, where the entire eye needs shielding from harmful rays.
Additional Benefits of Sunglasses
Beyond UV protection, sunglasses also help in reducing glare, protecting the eyes from wind and dust; offering additional comfort in bright conditions.
Combining Acuvue Oasys Transitions with Sunglasses
Enhanced Eye Protection
Wearing sunglasses over Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses can provide an added layer of protection, especially in situations where UV exposure is high, whether you’re at the beach or participating in winter sports.
Versatility in Various Lighting Conditions
While the contact lenses adapt to changing light conditions, sunglasses can be easily put on or taken off as needed, offering flexibility in managing varying light intensities throughout the day.
Key Considerations When Using Both Products
Comfort and Visibility
Ensure that the sunglasses you choose are comfortable to wear over contact lenses and do not cause any visual distortion or discomfort.
Lens Tint and Polarization
Select sunglasses with appropriate tint levels and polarization to complement the light-adapting feature of the Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses.
- • Dual Protection: Combining Acuvue Oasys Transitions with sunglasses offers enhanced protection against UV rays and environmental elements.
- • Flexibility: This combination allows for adaptable vision care in various lighting conditions.
- • Eye Health: Protecting the entire eye area, not just the cornea, is crucial for overall eye health, especially in intense sunlight.
Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses provide significant UV protection and adapt to light changes. However, wearing sunglasses in conjunction with these lenses is advisable for complete eye protection. This combination ensures that your eyes are fully shielded from the sun's rays and environmental factors, offering both comfort and health benefits.