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Is it possible for UV rays to hurt your eyes through a vehicle windshield? Light reflected off of water on road, no sunglasses, sore eyes.

Is it possible for UV rays to hurt your eyes through a vehicle windshield?  Light reflected off of water on road, no sunglasses, sore eyes.

All new cars have UV: protection in the past 10 years. So you need to look up the make and model of your vehicle to find out. If so you should be protected. Most prescription glasses, you can buy the UV protective shield. It will fade over time. Always a good idea to protect your eyes in snow, water, or wherever there's high reflectivity of sun rays, even in pools! Avoid sunburn for skin, and protect your eyes too! ...Read more

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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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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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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 wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Does wearing sunglasses protect your eyes while on the computer?

Take breaks: Computers, electronic gizmos, and screen-staring can be such a huge part of our lives now. Best way to protect your eyes (and neck, shoulders, back, wrists...Really, all over): be sure to take breaks every 30 minutes. Do something different. Get up and get moving. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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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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