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How can I tell if sunglasses have uv protection?

Label: Most sunglasses have a sticker or the tag indicates the level of u-v protection. ...Read more

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How would you know if your sunglasses provide uv protection?

How would you know if your sunglasses provide uv protection?

Sunglasses & UV: The best sunglasses should block 99% to 100% of uva & uvb radiation. Always check the label before you buy. Labels that say “uv absorption up to 400 nm” or “meets ansi uv requirements” mean the glasses block at least 99% of uv rays. Those labeled “cosmetic” block about 70% of uv rays. If there is no label, don’t assume the sunglasses provide any uv protection. Dark "sunglasses" may not block uv. ...Read more

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Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should i get li

Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should i get li

Ultraviolet : Ultraviolet (uv) light is harmful to the eyes, especially large amounts over long periods of time. In the United States, all sunglasses are required to block a very large percentage of the uv rays. The darkness of the sunglasses does not affect the uv filtering ability, since uv light is invisible and the uv blockers are clear. It is true that darker the sunglasses will open the pupil more and thus let in more uv light, but since almost all of it is being filtered by the sunglasses, this is not something to worry about. The exception would be specific eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, in which extra high uv protection is a good idea. ...Read more

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Does alcohol-based hand sanitizer destroy the uv protection on sunglasses?

Does alcohol-based hand sanitizer destroy the uv protection on sunglasses?

Sanitize: Yes-- it can, depending on the coating type-- a better choice is a microfiber cloth. ...Read more

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Sun light is very good for one's mood. Are people wearing glasses (with UV filters) (not sunglasses) more susceptible to (mental) illness?

Sun light is very good for one's mood. Are people wearing glasses (with UV filters) (not sunglasses) more susceptible to (mental) illness?

UV not key to mood: Those who experience low mood when days are shorter in fall & winter may benefit from a dose of bright, early morning light. However, UV light is not essential to this treatment. The bright lights sold to treat mood in this way give off no UV light. You can purchase these lights easily, e.g. on Amazon, for less than $100. Used for 30 minutes in the morning, they may raise winter mood. ...Read more

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Is it possible for UV rays to hurt your eyes through a vehicle windshield? Light reflected off of water on road, no sunglasses, sore eyes.

Is it possible for UV rays to hurt your eyes through a vehicle windshield?  Light reflected off of water on road, no sunglasses, sore eyes.

All new cars have UV: protection in the past 10 years. So you need to look up the make and model of your vehicle to find out. If so you should be protected. Most prescription glasses, you can buy the UV protective shield. It will fade over time. Always a good idea to protect your eyes in snow, water, or wherever there's high reflectivity of sun rays, even in pools! Avoid sunburn for skin, and protect your eyes too! ...Read more

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They make sunglasses that block ultraviolet rays. Would you buy a screen to tan under that blocked ultra?

They make sunglasses that block ultraviolet rays. Would you buy a screen to tan under that blocked ultra?

No: If such a screen really blocks all the ultraviolet then you wouldn't tan! tanning is a reaction of your skin to the damage that ultraviolet radiation causes. The cells of the skin put up little screens that try to shield the nucleus from further injury. Around 20 minutes of sun exposure a day can make your vitamin d ration. Otherwise, try to limit your exposure. ...Read more

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What kind of protection should the sunglasses provide?

What kind of protection should the sunglasses provide?

Uv light: Uv light can be uncomfortable and harmful for the eyes. Almost all sunglasses are made for filtration out of this type of light. Glass is especially good for this., your optician can made recommendations if this is a critical need. ...Read more

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