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What eye conditions require you to be prescribed sunglasses?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Light sensitivity

Sunglasses protect from bright light.
Any eye treatment which dilates the pupil would benefit from sunglasses . Inflamed eyes are also light sensitive, and sunglasses are of benefit also in those conditions. Sunglasses are otherwise good protection against uv light exposure for anyones eyes.

In brief: Light sensitivity

Sunglasses protect from bright light.
Any eye treatment which dilates the pupil would benefit from sunglasses . Inflamed eyes are also light sensitive, and sunglasses are of benefit also in those conditions. Sunglasses are otherwise good protection against uv light exposure for anyones eyes.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Retinal problems

Medically necessary sunglasses are most often prescribed for patients who have retinal problems and have poor tolerance to changing light conditions.
Most commonly, we see patients with aniridia who are very glare sensitive due to abnormal retinas. Patients with macular degeneration can also benefit.

In brief: Retinal problems

Medically necessary sunglasses are most often prescribed for patients who have retinal problems and have poor tolerance to changing light conditions.
Most commonly, we see patients with aniridia who are very glare sensitive due to abnormal retinas. Patients with macular degeneration can also benefit.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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