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Are Plastic Sunglasses Harmful For Ur Eyes
Yes they can be: All contact lenses are medical devices that require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye care professional. In fact selling contact lenses over-the-counter, whether cosmetic or to correct vision, is illegal. Permanent eye damage can occur if the lenses do not fit properly - see an eye care specialist for a prescription. ...Read more
Brown or grey: To block the uv light most effectively, sunglasses of brown or grey are the best. These always have incorporated in them uv blockage. Other colors are mostly cosmetic and a few for special circumstances. None are bad for the eyes although some are not effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wear spectacles and want to switch to contact lenses for cosmetic reasons. Are contact lenses safe and healthy for eye health. Any risks?
Usually healthy: Make sure that the sunglasses block uv rays. They will usually say "blocks uva/uvb" on the side. There were some problems with sunglasses that blocked visible light well, allowing the pupil to dilate, but they did not block uv (ultraviolet rays) well, so they let even more uv rays in than wearing no sunglasses. Most modern or quality sunglasses block uv rays well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sun light is very good for one's mood. Are people wearing glasses (with UV filters) (not sunglasses) more susceptible to (mental) illness?
UV not key to mood: Those who experience low mood when days are shorter in fall & winter may benefit from a dose of bright, early morning light. However, UV light is not essential to this treatment. The bright lights sold to treat mood in this way give off no UV light. You can purchase these lights easily, e.g. on Amazon, for less than $100. Used for 30 minutes in the morning, they may raise winter mood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm dressing up for holloween and i want to put on those eye lenses that make my eyes look scary, are they harmful?
Be cautious: You can order these from an ophthalmologist who will make sure they fit safely and properly. If you are an experienced wearer you can usually make this determination by yourself. Properly fit they are not harmful for short term wear. They are not approved, however, by the fda. ...Read more
On line, eye doctor: Colored contact lenses are a standard product of the contact lens industry. They can be purchased after proper fitting from your ophthalmologist. They are made to standard tolerances and worn properly can be safe. Some are available from contact lens suppliers on line with a proper prescription. Do not buy them from on line advertisers without this protection. ...Read more
No.Feel free to: Wear them...Even indoors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Contacts have risks.: All contact lenses carry risks such as infection, scarring, or blood vessel growth on the cornea. Special cosmetic contacts carry extra risks and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. Never, ever wear any contacts unless prescribed to you by a doctor. The risks of cosmetic contact lenses not prescribed by a doctor are so severe that they are illegal in a number of states. ...Read more
Optometry: what are polarized sunglasses and is it the same or better than a 100% uv protection sunglasses?
UV Black lights: are a completely different wavelength of light than the burning wavelengths of sunlight that causes burning. There are no health risks associated with these lights. ...Read more
-1.75 and -1.5. I wear glasses 5 years tv but hate them. Optician recommends them for computer and concentrated tasks too. Essential or not?
Optical aid: Glasses are not a medical item. You need only wear them when you need clarity of vision for a given task. There is no harm to not wearing them; you will just not see as well in those cases. When in doubt, always check with your ophthalmologist - the fully trained eye doctor. ...Read more
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