UV-absorbing contact lenses also provide protection. Soft contact lenses particularly protect against incident from the outermost periphery before the radiation reaches the cornea, eye lens and retina. However, eyelids and conjunctiva remain unprotected. For certain outdoor sports, sunglasses with correction shouldn’t be worn because of the risk of injury (full-contact sports, windsurfing etc.). It is nevertheless recommended to wear contact lenses with low UVB and UVA transmittance in order to avoid consequential damage. This concerns all athletes, including those who don’t require correction glasses.
No question: strong glare has negative impacts on visual performance and poses a risk of accidents. UV-, UVB- and blue radiation increases the risk of eye disease. Essential colors and halftones, necessary for the practice of professional or leisure activities, should not be suppressed by protective lenses or contact lenses. They should be preserved and, if possible, enhanced.