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Do sunglasses just delay or prevent cataracts?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Delay

Sun protection has been proven to delay the time of onset of cataracts but not to prevent the development if you were going to get them anyway.
Sunglasses are a useful and recommended thing to wear in the face of bright sunlight.

In brief: Delay

Sun protection has been proven to delay the time of onset of cataracts but not to prevent the development if you were going to get them anyway.
Sunglasses are a useful and recommended thing to wear in the face of bright sunlight.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Actually ANY glasses or a hat can protect nearly as well as sunglasses. You need to block the UV light. Most sunglasses block 100% of UV light, but regular glasses block about 90%.
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