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Is wearing sunglasses healthy or unhealthy for your eyes?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Weix
Dr. Patrick Weix
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy

We consider the use of sunglasses like using sunscreen on your skin.
They help cut glare and reduce cataract and pinguecula formation. There is some evidence to suggest they can help reduce lifetime risk from macular degeneration. There really is no downside to wearing sunglasses.

In brief: Healthy

We consider the use of sunglasses like using sunscreen on your skin.
They help cut glare and reduce cataract and pinguecula formation. There is some evidence to suggest they can help reduce lifetime risk from macular degeneration. There really is no downside to wearing sunglasses.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Healthy

Look for 100% blockage of uva and uvb light polarized lens help a lot to reduce glare photochromatic lenses adjust to light, but sometimes the change is too slow and incomplete, so nice to have separate pairs.

In brief: Healthy

Look for 100% blockage of uva and uvb light polarized lens help a lot to reduce glare photochromatic lenses adjust to light, but sometimes the change is too slow and incomplete, so nice to have separate pairs.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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