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Can your eyes adjust to bright sunlight without sunglasses?

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

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How do I get my eyes used to sunlight without wearing sunglasses?

How do I get my eyes used to sunlight without wearing sunglasses?

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 avenue lasek. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my eyes used to sunlight without sunglasses?

Can you suggest a means to get my eyes used to sunlight without sunglasses?

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

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My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?

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 eye drops first to see if it helps, if no improvement you will need to have your eyes examined. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it possible for sunglasses to cause depression, due to lack of sunlight to the eyes?

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 people benefit from sunlight in this regard. ...Read more

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Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

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

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