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Why do blind people wear sunglasses ?


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There is a stereotype that the main reason blind people wear sunglasses is to hide their eyes. But I think sunglasses usually play a protective role against dust and injury. Also, in this way, they can inform others about their condition.

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On 12/11/2022 at 6:51 AM, sara_r said:

There is a stereotype that the main reason blind people wear sunglasses is to hide their eyes. But I think sunglasses usually play a protective role against dust and injury. Also, in this way, they can inform others about their condition.

Never thought of that. I think also its a self conscience act of not drawing attention to their eye's

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On 6/17/2022 at 11:20 AM, darkmoonlady said:

I'm disabled and I have had a lot of blind friends. Outdoors blind people wear them to protect their eyes from sun and also injury, if you can't see things coming at you, things like insects, dust, etc covering your eyes is a good idea. Indoors it's also a comfort thing, as you can close your eyes and still engage with people, as a lot of people with eye issues, their eyes hurt, or dry out more. It's a way to keep engaged when if you're talking to a sighted person and closed your eyes for a long period they'd think you were ignoring them or asleep. Also on threads like this, it's great to be curious, it's not great to say abelist or insulting things about the disability you're curious about, blind people have adaptive equipment and can read online message boards just like you can. 

yeah, Indoors, eyewear can also provide comfort by reducing eye strain and allowing blind individuals to engage with others while still being able to close their eyes. It's important to remember that people with eye issues may experience discomfort or pain, and eyewear can help mitigate this.

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