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Do people who wear glasses full-time have healthier eyes due to the constant uv protection?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Some studies have shown a link between cataracts and sunlight exposure but the cornea absorbs most of the uv.
Regardless, uv protection is a good thing to have and is incorporated into most glasses and contact lenses.

In brief: Maybe

Some studies have shown a link between cataracts and sunlight exposure but the cornea absorbs most of the uv.
Regardless, uv protection is a good thing to have and is incorporated into most glasses and contact lenses.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes and no

People who wear glasses all of thge tim e have a lower incidence of eye injuries there is some evidence that wearing of uv protection decreases risk of cataract and macular degeneration.
In general, people who do not need glasses have healthier eyes than those who do

In brief: Yes and no

People who wear glasses all of thge tim e have a lower incidence of eye injuries there is some evidence that wearing of uv protection decreases risk of cataract and macular degeneration.
In general, people who do not need glasses have healthier eyes than those who do
Dr. Andrew Dahl
Dr. Andrew Dahl
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Maybe

Uv light may contribute to cataract formation and macular degeneration.
However many factors contribute to healthy eyes, such as a good diet and regular exercise.

In brief: Maybe

Uv light may contribute to cataract formation and macular degeneration.
However many factors contribute to healthy eyes, such as a good diet and regular exercise.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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