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Doctor insights on: Will Wearing Sunglasses Make Your Eyes More Sensitive To The Sun

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Can you really lighten your eye color by exposing it to sun more often?

Can you really lighten your eye color by exposing it to sun more often?

Absolutely not: Not only can you not lighten your eyes this way, but you risk permanent vision loss from exposing the eye to the intense light of the sun. One should never stare at the sun without specialized protective lenses. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine make you more sensitive to the sun?

Can lamotrigine make you more sensitive to the sun?

Not usually: It is very rare that lamotrigine would cause increased sensitivity to the sun. That said, though, it's important to limit direct exposure to the sun and to protect your skin when you're outside. If you notice a rash, blistering, or other skin problem after being in the sun, see your doctor in case it may be the result of a medication you are taking. ...Read more

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Can crying make your eyes too sensitive to light?

Can crying make your eyes too sensitive to light?

Any irritation will: Crying causes irritation of the glands and surfaces of your eye, which can make them light sensitive. It may sound weird, but try using some artificial tears a few times a day. ...Read more

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Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should i get li

Can sunglasses be bad for my eyes? Is it better to have darker-colored lenses or higher uv protection (or both)? I heard that darker sunglasses cause the pupil to dilate more, which makes your eyes more vulnerable to uv rays. Is this true? Should i get li

Ultraviolet : Ultraviolet (uv) light is harmful to the eyes, especially large amounts over long periods of time. In the United States, all sunglasses are required to block a very large percentage of the uv rays. The darkness of the sunglasses does not affect the uv filtering ability, since uv light is invisible and the uv blockers are clear. It is true that darker the sunglasses will open the pupil more and thus let in more uv light, but since almost all of it is being filtered by the sunglasses, this is not something to worry about. The exception would be specific eye diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa, in which extra high uv protection is a good idea. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses make you need to wear them more consistently in the future?

Does wearing glasses make you need to wear them more consistently in the future?

No: You will not become "addicted" to your glasses if you wear them all the time. If you are near-sighted enough to need glasses, it is best to wear them all the time. If you are far-sighted or just need reading glasses, you may be able to wear them occasionally but may notice that you see better if you wear them more consistently. ...Read more

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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

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Are your eyes sensitive to sun? Can they burn?

Are your eyes sensitive to sun? Can they burn?

Yes: The surface lining of the front of the eye is a skin, with many biochemical characteristics in common with ordinary skin. So it can burn from sunlight (wear sunglasses), tanning bed light ( they usually supply an eye cover) and uv light burns such as arc welding and accidental electrical light sparking. All of these can create a painful "sunburn" of the front of the eye. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes while on the computer?

Is it a good idea to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes while on the computer?

No: A bright computer monitor may give you glare but the screen can be dimmed. But its not generally necessary to wear sunglasses. ...Read more

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Is It okay to sit in the sun 15 min. a day to lighten your hair and to get a tan, if you use an SPF 30 sunscreen?Also does sunscreen prevent wrinkles?

Is It okay to sit in the sun 15 min. a day to lighten your hair and to get a tan, if you use an SPF 30 sunscreen?Also does sunscreen prevent wrinkles?

Yes.: If you are using an SPF 30 sunscreen, and applying it properly before sun exposure, then 15 minutes of sun exposure a day should be completely safe. Sunscreen not only protects from sunburns, but also long-term skin damage - including wrinkles and skin cancer. ...Read more

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How long can you look at the sun without damaging your eyes?

Minutes: There is never any good length of time to stare directly at the sun. However if you look right at it and away there will be no harm done. ...Read more

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Can wearing eyeglasses actually make your vision worse in the long run?

Can wearing eyeglasses actually make your vision worse in the long run?

A balance: For reading, there is a natural decline in focusing ability throughout life that becomes more problematic between the mid-40's and early 50's. The eye is comfortable with focusing about half of its full ability, so using reading glasses that do part of the work while the eyes do the rest maintains a comfortable balance. Trying to force reading without help leads to more problems like eyestrain. ...Read more

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Experts always say to moisturize your delicate eye area to prevent aging signs. So does using powder eyeshadow daily contribute to wrinkles and crepey?

No: Prior using your eye shadow be sure to use some form of moisturizer around your eyes to prevent wrinkles. But eye shadow powder do not cause or contribute to wrinkles. ...Read more

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Will looking at the computer too much make you see eye floaters?

Will looking at the computer too much make you see eye floaters?

Yes: If u are seeing floaters take superoxide dismutase 12000 units twice daily for 1 week if it persists see ur doc. ...Read more

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In Fuchs dystrophy, will contact lenses make symptoms worse because the cornea is getting less oxygen. I really don't want to give up wearing contacts?

In Fuchs dystrophy, will contact lenses make symptoms worse because the cornea is getting less oxygen. I really don't want to give up wearing contacts?

Need to talk to eye: doctor. I would ask that to your opthalmologist. I feel that there is more a chance of you going blind wearing contacts. The oxygen is important and the new contacts are gas permeable. But....... I would not take the chance of infection or keratitis and go blind. Best wishes. ...Read more