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    Default Boston XO and UV

    I thought I read someplace that some contact lenses will actually protect your eyes from UV radiation. Is Boston XO one of those land brands that will reflect UV light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheatgrass View Post
    I thought I read someplace that some contact lenses will actually protect your eyes from UV radiation. Is Boston XO one of those land brands that will reflect UV light?
    Depending on the Boston material in question almost all of them have versions with a uv filter built into the material....but its a special request. The ecp can request for the uv or non uv version, in different tints including clear, with or without plasma treatment as well.

    the uv filter causes a very small miniscule percentage of light reduction but you won't notice this...it just changes the bio chemical specs of the material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    Depending on the Boston material in question almost all of them have versions with a uv filter built into the material....but its a special request. The ecp can request for the uv or non uv version, in different tints including clear, with or without plasma treatment as well.

    the uv filter causes a very small miniscule percentage of light reduction but you won't notice this...it just changes the bio chemical specs of the material.
    So it sounds like no one really needs that UV protection though. If it's "a very small miniscule percentage of light reduction" why bother? Is it a waste of money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nursenancy View Post
    So it sounds like no one really needs that UV protection though. If it's "a very small miniscule percentage of light reduction" why bother? Is it a waste of money?
    Well I believe all contact lenses should protect your eyes to some degree.....I always prescribe rgp lens materials with uv filter for all my patients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
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    Well I believe all contact lenses should protect your eyes to some degree.....
    Even "a very small miniscule" degree of protection, or is it more than that? Can you put a number on it, like a 1% reduction of UV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleden View Post
    Even "a very small miniscule" degree of protection, or is it more than that? Can you put a number on it, like a 1% reduction of UV?
    Yeah its under 5% but you should always wear uv protection in your sunglasses.Just because your lenses have a uv filter does not mean it ok to NOT wear sunglasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    Yeah its under 5% but you should always wear UV protection in your sunglasses. Just because your lenses have a UV filter does not mean it OK to NOT wear sunglasses.
    That's a good thing to keep in mind, luvbostonxo2's. Contact lenses with UV protection are no substitute for a good pair of UV blocking sunglasses.
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