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Sunglasses - new recommendations
Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
Do you wear sunglasses? Do you use them every time you are in the sun?

Our sunglass habits could use improvement, according to a new report issued today by The Vision Council, an industry group.

Click the link to read the details: More People -- Even Kids -- Need to Wear Sunglasses

davedsel57 responded:
Yes, I wear sunglasses while driving or riding in a car. I never used to until my cataract surgery in the fall. Seems my eyes are a bit more sensitive to light now, but that is OK.

My eye glasses were the transitions or photo gray for years - turned dark in sunlight. I like those very much and our eldest son's glasses are like that now.
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Debsbears responded:
Good to know - my children always wore sunglasses I never liked wearing them. Now because of Lupus I do not stay in the sun - I go in it maybe all of 10 mins. before I start breaking out in my rash.
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Debsbears's response:
My 7 year old has glasses...I'm going to look into the transition lens for her - especially this summer since she will be outside so much (but no help in the pool!)

I have to have my sunglasses on - I've pulled a u-turn in my neighborhood many times to go back home and get mine!

laura2gemini2 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
My glasses (when I wear them) are transitions. When I wear my contacts I have sunglasses I wear when I drive. If I know I'm gonna be outside for a long time I'll bring my sunglasses along too.

With swimming I had a set of tinted goggles because the glare from the top of the water made my eyes hurt. They also helped when I had iritis flare-ups growing up.
nwsmom replied to laura2gemini2's response:
When I had transitions, I wasn't happy with them. They never seemed to get dark enough outside, and inside, in brightly lighted rooms, they got too dark! So I settle for regular lenses, and sunglasses that fit over them. (I wear sunglasses when it's bright outside, and when I drive.)

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