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Can Your Eyes Adjust To Bright Sunlight Without Sunglasses
Time: Your eyes will adjust for bright sunlight with time but sunglasses will make you more comfortable and protect your eyes from uv rays. ...Read more
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 better with sunglasses. Your eyes will not spontaneously get used to too much sunlight although a minor degree of tolerance may be experienced. ...Read more
As far as getting sunlight to fight off SAD, is it obtained through our eyes or skin? If eyes, would we benefit more by NOT wearing sunglasses?
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 eyes are the UV rays, so chose a box that filters UV or it emits the minimum amount. Also it helps if you wear UV filtering eye glasses. ...Read more
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 darker lens, sometimes mirrored with polarization should provide the most comfort. If the eye sensitivity started acutely with a red eye you should be checked out for iritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 the sun. ...Read more
Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.
My eyes hurt a lot in bright places even inside and told the doctor that sunglasses really helped and then he didn't approve what should I do?
Light sensitivity: can be very individual. I am not sure why the doctor did not approve of sunglasses. Preventing eye discomfort by wearing sunglasses seems like a simple and safe intervention. Perhaps you should discuss this further with the doctor so that you can understand his why he does not approve. ...Read more
Can the sun damage your eyes when they're closed? Let's say you're lying out in the sun and your eyes are closed with no sunglasses. Are your eye lids enough to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful uv rays? Or is it necessary to put sunscreen on your
I looked at the sun briefly when I was driving while wearing polarized sunglasses. Now I have some discomfort in my eye. Permanent damage likely?
Sun was above a object I was staring at on a hill.The glare from the sun hit my sunglasses for around 5 seconds. What are symptoms of any eye damage?
Eye damage: 5 seconds of glare from the sun is not likely to cause damage to your eyes. Take care. ...Read more
My 7 year was staring at the sun for a few seconds while wearing cheap sunglasses. Clear day, 2.5 hrs before sunset. Permanent eye damage as a result?
No problem: The eye is equipped with significant reflexes that prevent stability of the image when staring at the sun or even a bright light. Your 7 year unless drugged, will have these in active use and should have no problems. ...Read more
I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?
Sunglasses…: …are always a good idea when outdoors in sunlight to protect your eyes from uv rays. You want good ones that block both uva & uvb & have lenses that don't distort your vision. Are you under the care of an ophthalmologist? If not, i'd highly advise seeing one for the detached retina problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get so many black spots on my face when I am under direct sun. Noticed a new one under my eye. Wear sunblock wear sunglasses sometimes?
Spots on the face: Many people, especially older ones and ones with darker complexions, like asians, and african americans, get dark areas on their face from sun exposue. It often comes after a blemish, a pimple or rash, which is first red and then turns dark. You must avoid the sun, use sun protective lotions, and you can buy a skin bleach, which contains hydroquinone on the dark spots to lighten them. It is slow. ...Read more
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