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How Can I Tell If Sunglasses Have 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
Optometry: what are polarized sunglasses and is it the same or better than a 100% uv protection sunglasses?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 eye lids enough to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful uv rays? Or is it necessary to put sunscreen on your
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
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
100% UV-A and UV-B: Look for the label that says it protects 100%. If needed get ones that wrap-around. ...Read more
Optometry:is there such a sunglass clip-on or transition lens that gives 200% vs. 100% uv protection that you see on pharmacy racks? Better with 200%?
Yes: This can be discussed with the optician who makes your glasses and has access to glass of higher uv blocking capacity. Clip ons usually do not provide that high a blockage; you will need a glass fabricated with internal filter of the proper strength. Take the prescription you got from your ophthalmologist and discuss this with the optician. ...Read more
Will help some: A pinquecula is the result of irritation to the lining tissue of the eye called conjunctiva. Sun, wind, contact lenses and air pollutants will aggravate the problem so the glasses will help. Keep the eyes well lubricated with artificial tears. If it becomes reddened and inflamed you should see an ophthalmologist. It can be removed with minor surgery but may recur. ...Read more
Narrow band uvb: Narrow band uvb can be done at home for protozoa.Units will cost at least 1, ooo for a 6 foot unit and more if it folds. Treatments are several times a week with increasing exposure. Units requires prescription and the time exposures planned by your dermatologist. See national biologic, for available models.Expect 20 treatments for clearing with2-3 sessions per week for maintenance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatology research? Where would i find research on proper selection of the best textiles and of other materials, based on the properties of the textiles or of the other materials (i.E. Texture, elasticity, ultraviolet protection factor, absorption, cond
Clothing Recommended: http://m.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-best-dermatologist-recommended-methods-for-sun-protection-revealed-in-annual-coolibar-survey-146080585.html.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sir please tell me what is this report says? My thyroid test is as under
Risk for thyroid:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, elevated TSH suggests pending thyroid deficiency and you should consult an endocrinologist to ascertain if you should start thyroid replacement medication. ...Read more
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