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Doctor insights on: Bad Wearing Sunglasses At Night

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Is wearing sunglasses all the time bad?

Lack of contrast: I do not recommend it in situations where contrast sensitivity would be affected. For instance don't drive at night wearing sunglasses. ...Read more

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Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Not color, quality: It is not so much the color or shade of the sunglasses but the quality of the lens in protecting you from uva and uvb sunlight. Look for high quality or brand name sunglasses that states 100% uva and uvb protection. ...Read more

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What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

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 more

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Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should i get li

Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should i get li

Ultraviolet : Ultraviolet (uv) light is harmful to the eyes, especially large amounts over long periods of time. In the United States, all sunglasses are required to block a very large percentage of the uv rays. The darkness of the sunglasses does not affect the uv filtering ability, since uv light is invisible and the uv blockers are clear. It is true that darker the sunglasses will open the pupil more and thus let in more uv light, but since almost all of it is being filtered by the sunglasses, this is not something to worry about. The exception would be specific eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, in which extra high uv protection is a good idea. ...Read more

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I found orange tubes that looked a bit like plastic in my stool. is this bad, I assure you I am a very healthy eater. I chew the tips of my sunglasses?

I found orange tubes that looked a bit like plastic in my stool. is this bad, I assure you I am a very healthy eater. I chew the tips of my sunglasses?

? Plastic, see doc.: Perhaps What you are seeing is small particles of plastic. However please see your physician to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it medically harmful to wear sunglasses at night?

Is it medically harmful to wear sunglasses at night?

Not at all: The only real danger is not being able to see what is around you. This is similar to the old wive's tale that reading in dim light is harmful to the eyes. As long as you can see well enough to get by, sunglass wear is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Can using sunglasses the whole day improve your vision during night?

Can using sunglasses the whole day improve your vision during night?

No: While wearing sunglasses on sunny days to protect your eyes is an excellent idea and will protect your eyes from uv rays, it will not actually "improve" your night vision. Protecting your eyes on sunny days may help with adapting to low light situations, but after 15-30 minutes you vision will have adapted sunglasses or not. Over the long term, not wearing sunglasses can cause some eye damage. ...Read more

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I use 400uv sunglasses every time I go out in sun.I'm kinda dependent on it. At night others car headlight beam is causing me discomfort.is it OK?

I use 400uv sunglasses every time I go out in sun.I'm kinda dependent on it. At night others car headlight beam is causing me discomfort.is it OK?

I don't know why: ...you have such sensitivity to light. You would need a thorough eye exam by a licensed practitioner to find out. Cataracts are a common cause of light sensitivity but, unless the person is born with them, they seldom cause problems to anyone less than 40 years of age. I urge you to get an eye exam. ...Read more

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When do I need to wear sunglasses?

Non specific: If you are blinking with brightness, then wear a hat or visor, or sunglasses- or keep in the shade. All are personal choices. ...Read more

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