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Doctor insights on: Does Wearing Sunglasses Make Your Eyes Sensitive To Sunlight

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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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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?

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

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

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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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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Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes i wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also my eyes burn.?

Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes i wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also my eyes burn.?

Dry eye: Your description is most consistent with dry eye issues. I would recommend trying artificial tears, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. If no improvement, i would see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more