the sun and cateracts.

Question people that drive into cities from the West in the morning, into the sunrise and back home, from the East into the sunlight in the afternoon… compared to those who drive from the East with there backs to the sun both ways. My guess is there will be a significant margin of lens and retina damage to the folks who drive into the sun everyday. Just a thought.


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Maybe, except can haz sunglasses and sun visors in cars.

And windshields do a good job of blocking U.V. That’s why photochromic lenses don’t work we’ll for driving.

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As has been noted above, car glass cuts down on UV a good deal. My glasses still darken about half as much, though, as when I’m outside but not in a car.

There’s probably more UV eye damage in snowy areas of the world. I quit using permanently tinted prescription sunglasses about 20 years ago. I always forgot or lost them, and having the protection is too important.