Issue 25

Ocular effects of UV radiation from the sun

The sun’s ultraviolet radiation can impact eye health in a number of ways. In this issue of Contact Lens Update, David McCanna reviews the factors influencing UV exposure as well as its benefits and risks. Learn about the mechanism behind UV damage to the anterior eye in a poster from James Wolffsohn as well as Alan Saks’ review of an article about the same study. Be sure to download our patient handout, which illustrates the potential ocular effects of ultraviolet radiation as well as the most effective ways to protect one’s eyes.