Choosing the Best Sunglasses for Contact Lens Wear
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Dr. Michael P. Lange, Board Certified Optometric Physician, provides tips on choosing the best sunglasses for eye protection when wearing contact lenses

Sunglasses and Contact Lens Wear
By Dr. Michael P. Lange, Board Certified Optometric Physician of Lange Eye Care and Associates
The Lange Eye Institute (Located in Central/North Central Florida)
June 16, 2007

The popularity of wearing contact lenses is growing at a very rapid pace.

Choose a good pair of sunglasses to wear with contact lensesThis huge increase in contact lens wearers can be attributed to the technology in contact lenses having improved dramatically over the last few years. However, many people are falsely misled into thinking that the contact lens is going to adequately protect the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Many contact lens companies are incorporating UV filters into the contact lens matrix. There are several different hydropolymer materials used in contact lenses and each has different UV blocking characteristics. Some filter harmful radiation more than others. Unfortunately the contact lens does not block any of the harmful rays which would damage the delicate areas in the eye not covered by the contact lens, in the white of the eye and the eye lids.

Many sunglasses are a good filter for the HIV rays (high intensity visible spectrum) but contact lenses are not. You should invest in your vision and purchase a good pair of name brand sunglasses that will block 99% or more of the UV light. If you are a contact lens wearer, when you purchase contact lenses at you can get a free pair of sunglasses with your contact lens order, and also get a 20% discount code to use at when purchasing any name brand sunglass from a large selection of designer sunglasses. This is some of the added value you get when shopping at these two internet designer sunglass and contact lens supply companies. Express Sunglasses and Express Contacts have been offering great customer service and incredible deals for over ten years. These companies are involved in clinical studies and research in the latest in sunglass and contact lens technology. Express Sunglasses has a large lab where they customize sunglass lenses to the customer’s exact specifications and are constantly researching ways of improving eye protection and visual performance for the patient or customer. Express Contacts is affiliated with a large contact lens clinic just downstairs from the corporate office. So this is also a reason to put your trust in these two sources for all of your sunglasses and contacts needs. If you’ve been looking for professionals that are actively involved in all aspects of sunglass and contact lens technologies, here they are.

How do I choose the best pair of sunglasses for wearing with contact lenses?

Get a good pair of sunglassesIf you are wearing some of the most advanced contact lenses like the Ciba Focus® DAILIES®, AIR OPTIX® Night & Day™ AQUA, ACUVUE® OASYS™, Bausch & Lomb PureVision™ or the Coopervision Biomedics® XC, you need to also be wearing a good pair of name brand sunglasses like Oakley®, Costa Del Mar®, Revo®, Bolle® or Rayban®.

Sunglasses today are not only a fashion statement; they act as protective eye wear from the sun and the elements and they improve visual performance. When you purchase your contacts, take advantage of the free sunglasses offer at Express Contacts. Also, at checkout when purchasing your contact lenses, remember to write down the 20% OFF code you will receive, to be used at on any name brand sunglasses order no matter whether you purchase one or several of these stylish sunglasses.

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Quality sunglasses are a must to be worn over your contact lenses if you really want the best for your eye and vision health. Sunglasses should be worn outdoors at all ages starting as early as infancy! Exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun can and will damage the eyes. Many eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts may be linked to overexposure of the sun. Skin cancers around the eye and other growths like pterygiums may be linked to sun exposure. The huge benefits of wearing the proper sunglasses over your contact lenses justifies spending a little extra money on a good pair of shades. If you are searching for that "just right" pair of sunglasses go to and look at the vast variety of sunglasses available. offers a huge selection of sunglasses, lowest prices, great customer service, free shipping and a free pair of designer style sunglasses with each purchase, with several free mens and womens selections from which you can choose. Remember, contact lenses by themselves are never adequate protection from the sun’s harmful radiation. Invest in the future of your vision with a quality pair of UV-blocking sunglasses.

Michael P. Lange, O.D.

Dr. Michael P. Lange
Board Certified Optometric Physician

Lange Eye Care and Associates
The Lange Eye Institute
(Located in Central/North Central Florida)
June 16, 2007

Dr. Michael P. Lange is a member of the American Optometric Association, American Optometric Association (Contact Lens and Cornea Division), Florida Optometric Association, North Central Florida Optometric Association, and the Better Business Bureau of Gainesville Florida and Ocala Florida, and the Chamber of Commerce of Gainesville Florida and Ocala Florida.

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