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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It is standard protocol to fully occlude both eyes during phototherapy. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Nope: You need special goggles for that, like for acetylene torch. ...Read more
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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