Top
30
Doctor insights on: Sunglasses For Light Sensitive Eyes

Share
1

1
Will wearing sunglasses make your eyes more sensitive to the sun?

Will wearing sunglasses make your eyes more sensitive to the sun?

No: No, but they will reduce your risk of early cataracts, macular degeneration and eyelid skin cancers. ...Read more

2

2
My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other than sunglasses is there any drops I could use?

My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other than sunglasses is there any drops I could use?

Sometimes the : Surface of the eye gets dried out, this can cause the symptoms that you are describing. The are other causes of light sensitivity. Try lubricating eye drops first to see if it helps, if no improvement you will need to have your eyes examined. ...Read more

3

3
Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes I wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also, my eyes burn.?

Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes I wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also, my eyes burn.?

Dry eye: Your description is most consistent with dry eye issues. I would recommend trying artificial tears, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. If no improvement, I would see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
What kind of sunglasses must I wear to protect my eyes?

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

9

9
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

10

10
What kind of sunglasses are best for protecting your eyes?

What kind of sunglasses are best for protecting your eyes?

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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
Can you suggest a means to get my eyes used to sunlight without sunglasses?

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

17

17
Why do bright lights hurt my eyes even when I'm wearing polarized sunglasses?

Why do bright lights hurt my eyes even when I'm wearing polarized sunglasses?

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

18

18
Are plastic sunglasses harmful for ur eyes?

Are plastic sunglasses harmful for ur eyes?

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

19

19
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 any way 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

20

20
Do brown lensed sunglasses actually harm your eyes? If so, why?

Do brown lensed sunglasses actually harm your eyes? If so, why?

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

21

21
Will my eyes not get affected if I wear sunglasses and use computer?

Will my eyes not get affected if I wear sunglasses and use computer?

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

22

22
What kind of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

What kind of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

Uv protection: Most colored lenses from optical shops have more than adequate uv protection and some over the counter glasses do as well. That is all you need to protect your lighter colored eyes. ...Read more

23

23
Which brand of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

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 brands, both expensive and cheap. ...Read more

24

24
Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

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

25

25
I'm just wonderingif you never wear sunglasses, will it harm your eyes in summer?

Risky : Living near the water in the south, your eyes are at greater risk for pterigiums, cataracts, macular degeneration/scarring. ...Read more

26

26
Do sunglasses have long term side effects as he is experiencing dryness in his eyes?

Do sunglasses have long term side effects as he is experiencing dryness in his eyes?

Dry eyes: Sunglasses should protect eyes, especially from wind and foreign objects. drinking plenty of fluids is important, but persistent dry eyes should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or an eye doctor as it can signal other illnesses. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
3 doctors agreed:
27

27
How much is too much tv/computer for your eyes? Would sunglasses help? (sorry I know this is two questions.)

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
3 doctors agreed:
How much is too 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

29

29
What are side effects of the colour of the sunglasses on the eyes? Also, what color and type of glad do you recommend?

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

30

30
Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglass 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