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# 30 Quiz re: Sunglasses -

How can I tell whether sunglasses sold at drugstores will protect my eyes? In a previous blog, I talked about sunglasses for protection against macular degeneration.  (Reduce Risk)

I don’t remember Millie wearing sunglasses before she lost her vision. Just like we didn’t know the importance of sunscreen protecting our skin, we didn’t know about sunglasses protecting our eyes.

Good sunglasses? There is a big range in the cost of sunglasses. More expensive does not necessarily mean better. Will cheap glasses offer as much protection for the eyes?

Cocoons are one brand of Fit-Over sunglasses:

Here’s a true – false quiz to see how much you know about sunglasses.

  1. Sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB light rays are much more expensive than other sunglasses.

 true

 false

  1. Children don’t need to wear sunglasses, because their eyes are better able to withstand ultraviolet rays and glare than adult eyes are.

 true

 false

  1. Cataractsand age-related macular degeneration may be caused, at least in part, by too much ultraviolet light exposure.

 true

 false

  1. If you are a mountain dweller, you will likely be exposed to higher UV levels than if you live in the lowlands.

 true

 false

  1. There is no reason to wear sunglasses on a cloudy day.

 true

 false

  1. Sunglass lenses with dark tints are more protective against ultraviolet rays than those with light tints.

 true

 false

  1. High-energy visible (HEV) light — also called blue light — is a kind of ultraviolet radiation.

 true

 false

  1. Only people with light-colored eyes need sunglasses; people with dark-colored eyes are naturally protected because they have more pigment in their eyes.

 true

 false

  1. Brown-tinted sunglass lenses are best for letting you see colors as they really are.

 true

 false

  1. If you’re wearing high-quality sunglasses, it’s OK to gaze at the sun.

 true

 false

  1. Anti-reflective coating often is applied to the back surface of sunglasses lenses to reduce glare caused by light reflecting into your eyes when the sun is behind you.

 true

 false

  1. The UV Index is a 10-point scale that sunscreen lotion manufacturers devised in the 1970s to encourage people to buy their product.

 true

 false

  1. If you wear contact lenseswith a UV blocker, you still need to wear sunglasses.

 true

 false

  1. Certain medications can increase your body’s sensitivity to UV and HEV radiation.

 true

 false

http://www.allaboutvision.com/sunglasses/sunglasses_quiz.htm

On this page are six featured articles. “Self-quiz: How much do you really know about sun glasses? If you can’t wait for me to post answers, you can go to this link. When you hit submit at the bottom of the page, an answer page will tell whether your answers are correct or incorrect. Also, included is an explanation of each answer. I used most of this quiz for this blog.  You might find it easier to print this blog. Better use a pencil. Some of the answers surprised me.

My next post will include the answers with explanations.