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Is Wearing Sunglasses Bad For Your Eyes
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
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. Feel free to: Wear them...Even indoors.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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 necessarily: Any sunglasses that do not block uv rays can be harmful to your eyes, be they made of glass, plastic or some other material. Make sure your sunglasses block both uv/a and uv/b rays and you should be fine. ...Read more
Not necessary: The lcd displays have little or no radiation that can in anyway 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
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
Brand vs protection: The issue is not one brand vs another. You need to get sunglasses that filter out uv/a and uv/b light. These are the rays that damage your eyes and can be found among many different brands, both expensive and cheap. ...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
How much is to much tv/computer for your eyes? Would sunglasses help? (sorry I know this is two questions.)
Dry eye: It is common for the eyes to become dry during prolonged tv or computer use. Try some artificial tears every 30 minutes or so to alleviate any feelings of dry eye such as foreign body sensation or burning/tearing. Take a break every 30 minutes to look at something far away out the window to reduce eye strain. ...Read more
What are side effects of the colour of the sunglasses on the eyes? Also, what color and type of glad do you recommend?
Color: Color of your sunglasses will not affect your eyesight. I have no preference for color so just use what you are comfortable with ...Read more
Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you
Table lamp: The best way to avoid this sensation is to change to incandescent or LED light bulbs. If you can't change the fixtures above then try putting an incandescent table lamp in your work station. That will bleach out the rapid cycling of the fluorescent fixtures in your work area. ...Read more
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