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can your eyes adjust to bright sunlight without sunglasses

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Time: Your eyes will adjust for bright sunlight with time but sunglasses will make you more comfortable and protect your eyes from uv rays.

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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Practice: Practice makes perfect, just need to get out there in mild sunlight first and let your eyes get used to it. First make sure there is no medical condit ... Read More
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Dr. Emil Chynn
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Sunglasses: You don't. You should use sunglasses as excess uv light is the cause of both cataracts and makes macular degeneration worse. Emil chynn md park aven ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not good idea: Sunglasses protect the eyes from the brightness of light and uv light. These are good protective measures and in bright light you can usually see bet ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Padrell
40 years experience Psychiatry
Through your eyes: Light boxes mean to replace natural sunlight exposure which when is missing or decreased it's felt to be contributing to SAD. What's damaging to the e ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not a problem: Your eyes receive & interpret the light that enters. Sunglasses screens out damaging excesses. Your eyes are not like a plant, they don't need sun ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Becker
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The sunlight/depression link has little to do with your eyes. Your skin absorbs the light, and in some cases prevents depression. I think even blind ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa answered
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Possibly: If you wear sunglasses all the time your eye may temporarily find it hard to tolerate bright lights.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Very sensitive: Polarization tends to cut glare but total brightness may still pose a problem in high intensity situations such as watersports or skiing. Having a da ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: You sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging uv rays. The don't cause reflection toward your skin. You should wear sunglasses whenever you are in t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Sometimes the : Surface of the eye gets dried out , this can cause the symptoms that you are describing. The are other causes of light sensitivity. Try lubricating ey ... Read More

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