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Will wearing sunglasses make your eyes more sensitive to the sun?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, but they will reduce your risk of early cataracts, macular degeneration and eyelid skin cancers.

In brief: No

No, but they will reduce your risk of early cataracts, macular degeneration and eyelid skin cancers.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Bud Kurwa
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

If you wear sunglasses all the time your eye may temporarily find it hard to tolerate bright lights.

In brief: Possibly

If you wear sunglasses all the time your eye may temporarily find it hard to tolerate bright lights.
Dr. Bud Kurwa
Dr. Bud Kurwa
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Dr. Marilyn Huheey
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

There are many reasons for sun sensitivity and most are not serious, but some are.
Sunglasses can help for some of these causes, but do not cause the sensitivity to get worse. See an md (ophthalmologist) for the exact cause and appropriate treatment of any new or severe sun sensitivity.

In brief: No

There are many reasons for sun sensitivity and most are not serious, but some are.
Sunglasses can help for some of these causes, but do not cause the sensitivity to get worse. See an md (ophthalmologist) for the exact cause and appropriate treatment of any new or severe sun sensitivity.
Dr. Marilyn Huheey
Dr. Marilyn Huheey
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

Sunglasses do not change any physical attributes of your eyes.
But when you remove them, you may feel like the sun is brighter because your eyes have adapted!

In brief: No

Sunglasses do not change any physical attributes of your eyes.
But when you remove them, you may feel like the sun is brighter because your eyes have adapted!
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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