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How Do I Get My Eyes Used To Sunlight Without Wearing 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
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
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
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
No need: There is no need to wear sunglasses when working with lcd or led monitors. They have little or no radiation. There was a problem years ago with video display of old cathode ray monitors which emitted radiation, but i don't think you are still using that? ...Read more
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