Modern contact lenses are made of materials that possess UV absorbing properties. Moreover, in the production process of many lenses is added UV barriers. But this should not mislead people who wear contact lenses that they do not need glasses. Contacts cover only a small part of the eye and only this part is protected from UV rays. So in summer and winter sunglasses are needed to protect the entire eye and eyelid area.
Contact lenses and ski glasses. Some suitable ski glasses protect the eyes of athletes during the winter in the mountains not only from UV rays but also from injures. Ski glasses must fit tightly to both the eyes and laterally to protect the eyes from the airflow and related with it drying of the eye surface. This is particularly important especially for people who wear lenses. The dry air and airflow in the sports, associated with the development of high speed, as skiing or snowboarding, can lead to big trouble.
Contact lenses and winter air. Symptoms of “dry eye” are subject of complaints from many people. Cold, wind and conditioned air intensify the symptoms such as feeling of dryness, a sense of foreign body or burning in the eyes. This can lead to intolerance to contacts. As skiers apply to their skin proper cream against dryness, people who wear lenses should use drop tears in order to wet their lenses and ocular surface. And those who do not play sports in winter should not neglect the health of their eyes. Too warm places with not enough humidity dry the eyes and a mean against this can also be the artificial tear. The cold wind can contribute to short-term feeling of dry eyes and tearing. So in these cases is recommended the appropriate clothing – hat that covers well the head, scarf and sunglasses.