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Doctor insights on: Does Wearing Polarized Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes From Welding

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Does wearing polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from welding?

Does wearing polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from welding?

No: Welding produces high intensity uv irradiation which can cause terrific burns of the cornea (a sort of advanced sunburn). There are plenty of special lenses to protect the eyes during welding but polarized or any other type of ordinary sunglasses will not provide enough blockage to protect the eyes. Your welding supply store can supply the correct lenses and they should be present at work. ...Read more

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Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Take breaks: Computers, electronic gizmos, and screen-staring can be such a huge part of our lives now. Best way to protect your eyes (and neck, shoulders, back, wrists...Really, all over): be sure to take breaks every 30 minutes. Do something different. Get up and get moving. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

Not especially: Sunglasses are useful for blocking out harmful uv rays and excess light. Polarizing blockers can allow for more clear vision in special circumstances such as light reflecting from water or snow or some atmospheric phenomena. This allows for clearer vision in these circumstances but does not provide extra eye protection. ...Read more

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What kind of sunglasses must I wear to protect my eyes?

What kind of sunglasses must I wear to protect my eyes?

UV filtration: Sunglasses lower the total amount of light to the eye and should also block uv light. Most will do this and any good optical shop with have such eyeglasses. Grey lenses are good and maintain normal color perception. Brown lenses cut through haze better but distort the color balance making red objects harder to distinguish. Discuss this with your optician. ...Read more

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Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

Not necessary: The lcd displays have little or no radiation that can in anyway damage the eye. So there is no need to wear sunglasses. There is a diagnosis as cvs, or computer vision syncrome, which is nothing but tiredness, poorly fitted glasses; or dry eyes after hours of computer use are possible. Neck problems have also been noted. No direct damage to the eye has been noted. ...Read more

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Will sunglasses protect my eyes while on the computer?

Will sunglasses protect my eyes while on the computer?

Not needed: You don't need anything but a required prescription glasses that an eye doctor can determine for using computers. ...Read more

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What kind of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

What kind of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

Uv protection: Most colored lenses from optical shops have more than adequate uv protection and some over the counter glasses do also. That is all you need to protect your lighter colored eyes. ...Read more

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Which brand of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

Which brand of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

Brand vs protection: The issue is not one brand vs another. You need to get sunglasses that filter out uv/a and uv/b light. These are the rays that damage your eyes and can be found among many different brands, both expensive and cheap. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes while on the computer?

No: A bright computer monitor may give you glare but the screen can be dimmed. But its not generally necessary to wear sunglasses. ...Read more

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All day I am working with computer. i feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

All day I am working with computer. i feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

Dryness: Computer use is now extremely common for sustained periods. It is not harmful but it is drying. Eye dryness causes many symptoms including fatigue, irritation, redness, and some amount of blur. I recommend that frequent computer users have a bottle of tear replacement drops next to the computer to be used whenever there is any type of symptom. Sunglasses would not help. ...Read more