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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Transitions: Some patients who find two pairs of glasses inconvenient can use transitions glasses which darken in the sunlight and lighten inside.
Dr. Harold Ballitch
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Clip ons: You can have clip on sunglasses, two separate pairs or transition lenses.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually not: Sometimes glasses can be buffed but generally, scratches you can feel with you fingernail means the lens needs replacement.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Not really: Next time you get new glasses, you can ask about which material for the lens is most scratch-resistant and/or adding scratch-resistant coating.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: If the plastic lenses have very fine superficial scratches, an optician can often buff them out for you. Check with a reputable optical department and ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Eclipse glasses: Eclipse glasses are much darker than regular sunglasses- about 100,000 times darker. They are made of a polymer embedded with carbon. Eclipse glasses ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Optician : Bring your glasses into an optical shop that has an optician that works there. The optician may be able to finely remove some very superficial scratch ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
No: Be sure your non RX sunglasses have good UV protection.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Clip ons: If you wear prescription glasses you have a couple of choices other than prescription sunglasses. First and best performing are magnetic or clip on s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
"Over" glasses. : Many pharmacies carry sunglasses designed to fit over your prescription glasses. You can try google to find a website. An example is: http://www.Su ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Check with your doc: You were probably given a prescription for eyeglasses when you last had your eyes examined. If you can't find your prescription, you can check with y ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Damage possible: Retinal damage is possible when looking directly at the sun without protection. Regular sunglasses do not give adequate protection. Eclipse glasses ar ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Glasses with UV: No, UV filters do not make one more ussceptible to mental illness.
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