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Does Wearing Sunglasses Make Your Eyes Sensitive To Sunlight
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
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.
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 eyelids enough to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful uv rays? Or is it necessary to put sunscreen on your
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.?
Is sensitivity to light normal after cataract surgery? I am a sixty-year old who had cataract surgery three weeks ago. I am finding that every time I go outside, I need to wear sunglasses because my eyes are extremely sensitive to the light. Is this a per
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?
No: Probably not permanent if you glanced at sun. See your eye doctor is symptoms persist. ...Read more
Sun was above an 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 more
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
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
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
Usually healthy: Make sure that the sunglasses block uv rays. They will usually say "blocks uva/uvb" on the side. There were some problems with sunglasses that blocked visible light well, allowing the pupil to dilate, but they did not block uv (ultraviolet rays) well, so they let even more uv rays in than wearing no sunglasses. Most modern or quality sunglasses block uv rays well. ...Read more
Uv filtering: Your eyes are best protected from UV light rays with sunglasses designed to filter out those radiations. Most optical shops can help you select the most favorable., Don't forget also safety glasses to prevent direct trauma. ...Read more
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
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
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 more
Not necessary: The lcd displays have little or no radiation that can in any way 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
No: The UV A/B Rays from sun is harmful. Please make sure the sunglasses have these coatings. The color of lens does not make any difference. Yellow/brown lens tend to block short wave blue ray which also could be harmful like UV Rays. ...Read more
Dry eyes?: Burning is typically a sign of dry eyes. Could it be that your eyes are burning because you are outdoors, rather than because you are wearing sunglasses? It is not uncommon to have dry eye symptoms when it is windy, or when you are driving. You can try otc artificial tears to see if it helps. ...Read more
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