Sunglass contact lenses?

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    Jul 04, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    Ive been scouring the web for contact lenses with uv protection on the level of sunglasses. I found out Nike used to make these with Bausch & Lomb but discontinued the product. They would be perfect for soccer and other sports where wearing sunglasses is not feasible. I realize they would still not be as good as sunglasses as they do not cover the sclera (white portion) of your eye but theyd be a lot better than wearing nothing, offering a decent level of uv protection and minimizing squinting.

    I guess what I'm wondering is, does anyone else use these or know a manufacturer that still makes them?

    Thanks.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    Here's one brand, there are others. Check you local optometry stores to see which brands they carry. You don't say if you need vision correction. I didn't see which if any lenses are available with no prescription correction for vision that is already 20/20.

    http://www.dvn.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=133
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Contact lenses do not protect the entire surface area of the eyeball that's exposed to the sun.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    Look into Costa Del Mar sunglasses.

    They are made in Del Ray Beach, Florida. They were originally made for pilots (the owner of the company is a pilot). Their protection against UVA A and B rays is vastly superior; and their polarization is unparallelled. I've put them up against Ray Ban, Oakley, and Serengeti. None even come close.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    They sound like they would unnecessarily absorb more light than would be beneficial to the eye, and would generally be hazardous since you can't take them off and put them on with a flick of the hand. I doubt anyone's soccer playing skill would improve by having a darkening cloak over your eyeballs.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    Thank you, but those are the Nike ones that have been discontinued as I mentioned above. I guess that website is out of date.

    I know it will not protect the sclera but it's better than nothing which is what I'm wearing now when I'm on the field.

    Hmm, I can't imagine no one is making them anymore.
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
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    Jul 04, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    most contact lenses already offer UVA/UVB protection through polarized lenses. Sunglasses do the same thing as do most eyeglasses.
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    Jul 04, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidLook into Costa Del Mar sunglasses.

    They are made in Del Ray Beach, Florida. They were originally made for pilots (the owner of the company is a pilot). Their protection against UVA A and B rays is vastly superior; and their polarization is unparallelled. I've put them up against Ray Ban, Oakley, and Serengeti. None even come close.


    No biggie, just an FYI. It's Marina del Rey, CA, but it's Delray Beach, FL.