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Is Wearing Sunglasses Bad For Your Eyes
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more
No.Feel free to: Wear them...Even indoors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rest: Sitting many hours in front of the computer can lead to eye strain, fatigue, watery or burning eyes, irritation and redness from dry eyes (blink less). Best to take occasional breaks, since staring at that fixed screen distance can lead to constant accommodation and even more myopia progression in younger individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for your eyes!: Not for your eyes, the eyelids will block the harmful light rays. It may not be good for your eyelids though. ...Read more
Maybe!: Is it gradually getting blurry, sudden, intermittent? Your sight should not get blurry while wearing the correct prescription, unless they become dry, you are trying to do close work and you need add power to focus the sight, they are not your spectacles, possibly you have diabetes and the prescription is changing due to blood sugar changes. ...Read more
Need fitting: Like for halloween perhaps? It is generally safe to use contact lenses but even if you only use them for one day you should have an eye exam and fitting for lenses. This is so an appropriate curvature can be selected, and to be sure you know how to insert and remove the lens. I have seen people develop a corneal ulcer with less than one day of use, so there is always some risk. ...Read more
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
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