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Does wearing polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from welding?

Does wearing polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from welding?

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

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How to protect our eye's vision from PC monitor?

How to protect our eye's vision from PC monitor?

Not necessary: It is commonly believed that radiation from a computer monitor can damage the eyes. This is false. You may develop eye strain from prolonged computer time or your eyes can become dry, because you don't blink as much when reading or watching a monitor/tv. The monitor radiation itself will not damage your eyes, though. ...Read more

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Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

Yes: They mostly help with glare. Whether polarized or not, sunglasses can help protect the health of the eye. ...Read more

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Do babies getting phototherapy use protective eye wear?

Do babies getting phototherapy use protective eye wear?

Yes: It is standard protocol to fully occlude both eyes during phototherapy. ...Read more

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Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Maybe: If you are protecting them fro flying objects, yes. If you wish to protect them from flying dust, yes. If your goal is to protect them from radio and light waves, yes. However the waves are pretty safe. I would not recommend them unless you feel more comfortable wearing them. ...Read more

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Does having uv glasses help protect the eyes from computer rays?

Does having uv glasses help protect the eyes from computer rays?

No: There are no "computer rays" so no worry about protection--uv protection in glasses protects the eye form harmful effect of uv rays from the sun. ...Read more

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Can wearing 100% uva sunglasses protect against eye redness while surfing the web all day?

Can wearing 100% uva sunglasses protect against eye redness while surfing the web all day?

No: The redness you get from computer use is in no way related to ultra-violet light exposure. It is most likely related to dryness. When we use a computer, read or do anything that requires visual attention, we blink less often. This results in a drying of the eye. Dryness results in inflammation and redness. See your eye doctor for the best methods to treat the dryness. ...Read more

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Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

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

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Whats uv protective eye wear?

Lenses blocking uv: The only component of light which can possibly damage the eye is the ultraviolet portion (uv). To lower this probability you can wear lenses that block uv light. Most sunglasses do this nicely and any eye wear made of glass does this automatically. Most that do this are labeled and most optical shops can help you with this. ...Read more

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Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Unclear request: I am not sure the panel knows what "cooling glasses" are..I sure don't. Most glare ; visual fatigue from computers can be helped by anti-reflective coating, uv-400 blocker ; in some cases, polarized lenses. ...Read more

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Will sunglasses protect my eyes while on the computer?

Will sunglasses protect my eyes while on the computer?

Not needed: You don't need anything but a required prescription glasses that an eye doctor can determine for using computers. ...Read more

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Does cell phone privacy screen protectors damage the eyes and mess up vision?

Does cell phone privacy screen protectors damage the eyes and mess up vision?

No effect: They are useful for the cell phone user but in no way affect the health or vision of the eyes. ...Read more

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Does wearing contact lense damge your eyes ? And increase the eyes minus ?

Does wearing contact lense damge your eyes ? And increase the eyes minus ?

Shouldn't: Properly fitted contact lenses will not damage the eyes nor contribute to a change in the eye power. Myopia tends to progress at a rate which slows through the teen years and less so in the early twenties when it finally stops. This will occur whether or not contact lenses are worn. ...Read more

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Dry eyes (excessive time looking at monitor)?

Dry eyes (excessive time looking at monitor)?

Possibly: Sustained computer work lowers the blink rate and if your tear flow is marginal, you may be pushed over into dryness in this situation. Keep a bottle of lubricating tears next to your computer and use it liberally. ...Read more

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Do people who wear glasses full-time have healthier eyes due to the constant uv protection?

Maybe: Some studies have shown a link between cataracts and sunlight exposure but the cornea absorbs most of the uv. Regardless, uv protection is a good thing to have and is incorporated into most glasses and contact lenses. ...Read more

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New to contacts, second day wearing them. eyes are bloodshot and irritated?

New to contacts, second day wearing them. eyes are bloodshot and irritated?

See Eye Doctor: See your eye specialist. He/She will be able to advise you. Do not wait, as things could get worse. Good Luck. ...Read more

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