Posts Tagged "photokeratitis"

Summer sun safety: Contact lenses with UV protection

Posted on Jul 4, 2013 in Environment, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

By Amanda Woerner With the official arrival of summer, taking protective measures against the sun’s dangerous rays is essential. While many may think they’re prepared with sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, doctors say there’s another must-have to add to the list: UV-blocking contact lenses. Contact lenses with ultraviolet protection help reduce or eliminate the UV rays that would normally strike the naked eye, according to Dr. Karl Citek, professor of optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry, and member of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (FAAO). While it’s...

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