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Colored Vision Glasses
wdmalik posted:
Is it OK to have colored vision glasses like black or brown. I can not wear normal sunglasses as my eye sight is weak. I heard somewhere that colored vision glasses damage the eyes and hence must be avoided.
Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
To my knowledge, you cannot do any damage to your eyes with the color or darkness of sunglasses. As long as they have proper UV protection, they are healthy for your eyes.

That being said, light sensitive eyes are helped darker lenses. Depending on visual task and personal preference people may prefer lenses of brown or grey etc.
wdmalik replied to Alan M Kozarsky, MD's response:
Thanks for the reply. I was referring to prescription glasses. I have difficulty in seeing with regular sunglasses so I want to use prescription glasses with colored glass.
1nt3rnalc0mbu5t1on replied to wdmalik's response:

As Dr. K said, as long as they have uv protection, studies have shown that brown lenses do block out certain levels of UV versus a gray lens. That being said, brown lenses do tend to increase the contrast and can give you a bit of a sharper vision, ie, blue blockers. gray lenses may offer more comfort if you feel your eyes are light sensitive, so a minor tint could make a big difference. Good luck!
wdmalik replied to 1nt3rnalc0mbu5t1on's response:
Now it's clear, thanks to both of you

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