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Doctor insights on: Why Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive To Sunlight

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Why are blue eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Why are blue eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Yes: The iris is a barrier with an expandable hole in the middle through which light passes to the retina. Its function depends on blocking all light that doesn't enter the hole. All iris pigments leak a little light, called "straylight, " causing glare and mildly decreasing visual acuity. Blue pigment happens to leak the most light. Of more consequence is blue-eyed individual's skin photosensitivity. ...Read more

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Blue Eyes (Definition)

Blue eyes are a genetic trait inherited from one's parents. Blue eyes may also be seen in certain hereditary medical ...Read more


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Are blue eyes or brown eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Are blue eyes or brown eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Either: Patients with both blue and brown eyes can be sensitive to light, although, in general, people with lighter eyes tend to be a bit more light sensitive. ...Read more

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Is it true that people with blue eyes are more sensative sunlight?

Is it true that people with blue eyes are more sensative sunlight?

Generally true: Blue eyes let a little more light in and sensitivity is more possible. Brown eyes block light better. Another issue is the pupil size which can vary independently of the iris color. ...Read more

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Are blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Are blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Yes: Blue eyes have less pigment in the iris and therefore transmit light to the retina easier, increasing light exposure and sensitivity. Not all blue-eyed people are abnormally sensitive to light. Adaptation can happen, as well as the wearing of sun glasses for protection and comfort. ...Read more

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Are people with blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Are people with blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Yes in my experience: I don't have any scientific data to support me, but my blue eyed patients seem to report more sensitivity to light than those patients with brown eyes. ...Read more

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My 2yo has blue eyes. When sun is in his eyes he ducks his head n says "no like it"..if in car n I can't make it "go away" he crys saying "sun go away?

Mgt: I would suggest a cap with a brim, avoiding bright sun and sunglasses which can help to decrease UV exposure. He can be referred to an Opthalmologist by his PCP for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Girlfriend was in the sun all day and she now has a small black spot on her upper eye lid. She is light skinned with blue eyes and the spot was just n?

Girlfriend was in the sun all day and she now has a small black spot on her upper eye lid. She is light skinned with blue eyes and the spot was just n?

Freckle: Chances are this is a freckle or light mole that became darker as the sun rays activated the melanocytes. There are many other possibilities, but would have to know more. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very dark hair, blue eyes and pale skin.. my first time on a sun bed, how long should I use the bed for?

What to do if I have very dark hair, blue eyes and pale skin.. my first time on a sun bed, how long should I use the bed for?

Tanning bed not good: Tanning bed emits ultraviolet light and in general is not advisable to use. It increases the risk of skin cancer, accelerate skin aging process, and can damage the eyes if not wearing protective goggle. ...Read more