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Is wearing sunglasses healthy or unhealthy for your eyes?

Is wearing sunglasses healthy or unhealthy 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 more

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I'm wondering why are uva&uvb sunglasses suggested as a way to maintain the health of your eyes?

I'm wondering why are uva&uvb sunglasses suggested as a way to maintain the health of your eyes?

Damage to tissue: The ultraviolet light causes damage to all tissues that it interacts with. The most important damage are macular degeneration, cataract formation, and conjunctival growth such as ptrygium, and basal and squamous cell cancers of the lids! ...Read more

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Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Are color sunglasses lenses 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

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Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

Not especially: Sunglasses are useful for blocking out harmful uv rays and excess light. Polarizing blockers can allow for more clear vision in special circumstances such as light reflecting from water or snow or some atmospheric phenomena. This allows for clearer vision in these circumstances but does not provide extra eye protection. ...Read more

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What kind of sunglasses must I wear to protect my eyes?

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

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What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

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

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Can your eyes adjust to bright sunlight without sunglasses?

Can your eyes adjust to bright sunlight without sunglasses?

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

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How do I get my eyes used to sunlight without wearing sunglasses?

How do I get my eyes used to sunlight without wearing sunglasses?

Sunglasses: You don't. You should use sunglasses as excess uv light is the cause of both cataracts and makes macular degeneration worse. Emil chynn md park avenue lasek. ...Read more

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