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Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not especially

Sunglasses are useful for blocking out harmful uv rays and excess light.
Polarizing blockers can allow for more clear vision in special circumstances such as light reflecting from water or snow or some atmospheric phenomena. This allows for clearer vision in these circumstances but does not provide extra eye protection.

In brief: Not especially

Sunglasses are useful for blocking out harmful uv rays and excess light.
Polarizing blockers can allow for more clear vision in special circumstances such as light reflecting from water or snow or some atmospheric phenomena. This allows for clearer vision in these circumstances but does not provide extra eye protection.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

They mostly help with glare.
Whether polarized or not, sunglasses can help protect the health of the eye.

In brief: Yes

They mostly help with glare.
Whether polarized or not, sunglasses can help protect the health of the eye.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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