Why do people wear sunglasses in the dark??

sunglasses - Sunglasses are used to protects your eyes from the sun
@shemah (841)
Malaysia
June 28, 2007 2:51am CST
I have no idea why.. But recently, I've seen alot of people going about town with their sunglasses on. It's okay if the weather is all sunny and hot but the thing is, it's at the oddest places i can think of. 1)In the basement car park at the shopping malls. 2)In the shopping mall. 3)This wasn't recently, but i saw a guy wearing sunglasses in a club. I only use sunglasses in the car.. or when I'm walking along the street in the hot sun. Even if it's in the afternoon and the weather is cloudy, i still don't use my sunglasses. Why? They just remind me of Jack Nicholson. What are they trying to hide.. or is it just a fashion statement? Is it for medical reasons? Like after undergoing Lasik Surgery? DO any of you do this? If so, can you please share with me as to why you do this? Thanks alot. :)
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
Hello,shemah,the only reason i can think of is that people think they look' cool' if they are wearing sunglasses,no matter at the day or night time,at the beaches or at the pubs,if not,they should be celebrities who are afraid of being recognized by other people or stalked by pararazzi.:P May be some of them wear the sunglasses for medical reasons,just like what you said.
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
Hey there! Yeah.. i think the "cool" factor is the one they're going for.. MOST of the time. There are people out there who do have medical reasons.. but I don't think most of them go out clubbing trying hard to look like Kanye West, either. :P I can understand it if they're A-list hollywood celebrities, but nahhh.. chances of that happening in my small town here is close to nil... or never. :)
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• Australia
28 Jun 07
I have to wear sunnies almost all the time because I have an auto immune disease. One of the many things that my immune system attacks is my eyes and I have to use atropine drops. This make your puiple go as big as it can so I cant even stand a little bit of light. Shopping centre lights are too bright and I cant see all that well without sunnies. Car head lights are another ting that I have alot of trouble with ( I dont drive when i am having an active immune attack)
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
OH REALLY? Wow, nickers.. I'm really sorry to hear that. For that reason, of course it is necessary to use sunglasses. How long have you suffered from this? Is there a cure besides using the drops?
@Galena (9123)
28 Jun 07
my eyes are a bit like that anyway. no medical reason, I just have very large pupils that don't contract properly.
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• Australia
29 Jun 07
I have had this condition all my life but it was about 5 years ago it hit really hard and my immune system went out of control and started to attack everything. I have had lots of steroid injections into my eyes and this sounds bad but it helps alot. It doesnt help living in Australia with one of the Brightest and gleary climates ever.
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@2wicelot (2948)
28 Jun 07
I noticed this too. There are a lot of people who were sun glasses in areas that are not that sunny or in areas that are not that bright. I always wondered why that was too. I think may be thy are trying to hide there eyes from the public. May be they are just trying to be cool. And may be, they have some insecurities and wearing the glasses help them have some kind of shield.
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
I personally think that MOST of them do it for the "cool" factor. I mean why would an insecure, healthy person do that? When you're being ridiculed by other people who see you, wouldn't that make you more self conscious and insecure? I would feel that way. I guess wearing a cap as a shield and lowering them over your eyes can give you the "mysterious and insecure" presence.. But sunglasses.. i don't think so. And the thing is, who said it was cool to wear sunglasses in the dark? lol!
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@2wicelot (2948)
28 Jun 07
Yeah I think it is about being cool too. May be when a person is insecure and wears these glasses, looking cool may help the insecurity thing; may be.
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I was blind for most of last year, had 4 surgeries to correct it, but I would wear the drak glasses constantly, it helps others to not expect eye contact,also you feel strange when you can't see, like your eyes are aiming in different directions even if they aren't, so it's being self-conscious as well. I don't know about healthy people,lol.
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 07
I'm really sorry to hear that.. but as i said.. it is excusable for people with certain medical conditions.. i just don't know why healthy people do it. :) Thanks for responding and pardon the late comeback!
@venshida (4838)
• United States
28 Jun 07
They thinks it's a fashion statement especially if the sunglasses are one of the designer brands.
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
Yes.. i agree with you. They think they can pull off celebrity looks.. however, celebrities have light bulbs flashing all around them.. can't blame them for using them at night. However, go with designer branded clothes or something.. just not sunglasses at night. :) Thanks for responding!
• India
28 Jun 07
may be they are out of their mind... (lol) ...... kidding..... that should be a night vision glass, if they are wearing it in the nights means......!
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
hahaha.. yeah.. they must be out of their minds to use sunglasses in the dark! i agree with you.. if they are perfectly healthy that is. Maybe the next time i see one of these people, i'll recommend them to use night vision goggles. :) Thanks for responding~
• Hong Kong
28 Jun 07
Could it be possible that they do that because they want to express a certain imagine of being cool with the sunglasses rather than protecting their eyes? I have personally seen a few people wearing sunglasses in some of the weird places you mention. But when I notice closer to their facial expressions, I often sensed a sense of pride there. That makes me that they are not actually protecting their eyes, but they think putting on sunglasses is very cool and want to let the world know how cool they are. But the thing is, I often find myself wanting to laugh when I see them!
@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
haha.. i believe so too. Unless they have an immune problem like nickers27 here, then i guess it's okay. But yeah, like you too, i see that most of them just wear it for the "cool" factor. But the thing is, what part of that do they think is cool?? Wearing sunglasses at night makes you cool or a fool? I dont mean to offend anybody.. but just explain how cool it is.. *laughs* Thanks for sharing your thoughts.. i share your views on this one too! :)
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@angela2006 (1846)
• China
28 Jun 07
yes,it is commen for man wear sunglasses on sunny day in order to protect their eyes or face,but on ordinary day they still wear sunglass,I think maybe they want to look cool with that.generally speaking,eyes can express one's feeling,so covering their eyes with sunglasses they look more secretful.
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
haha.. So trying to look mysterious is their motive, huh?? yeah, maybe.. I just think that even if it is so, they shouldn't overdo it, right? At least not at night. :P It's bordering on ridiculous more than mysterious.. :) Thanks for your thoughts, angela. Really appreciate it!
• United States
28 Jun 07
I have a habbit of wearing sunglasses i have a large collection i have a drawer of sunglasses one for almost every outfit i try not to over doce on the shades but i always fail its so cool when i can look at people and they cant see me looking. lol hehehe
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• United States
28 Jun 07
just leave them alone lol they just wanna look koo and sexy like paris hilton she comes out of jail and still wearing glases lol
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@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
maybe some kind of a props?!!! hehehe..
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
hahah sometimes its funny because i see people doing that too. i once saw someone wearing a pair at night.. i think he just wanted to show off his sunglasses because they looked kind of new. but i don't think he realized that he looked funny.
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@sarfire03 (132)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I work in a restaurant and see this a lot - maybe to some people it is always to bright, even if the sun isn't out. It has always bothered me.
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
28 Jun 07
My husband has very sensitive eyes and wears sunglasses almost all the time outside - even when it's raining. Sometimes the other cars headlights are very bright for him and hurt his eyes. I don't know that he's ever worn them inside though...
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@kampo90 (289)
• Antarctica
28 Jun 07
yep i know some people like thay. They are just trying to act cool but dont really realize how dum they look :) one night i was walking home whit my freind it was so dark that you could barely see and a dude walks by whit suneglases how could my friends miss out on an ocasion like this they made so much fun of the dude that i think he wont be wearing sunglases for a while. Some people use it as a fashion acsesery and thats about it.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Yeah, the current trend seems to be to wear sunglasses everywhere. I see people wearing them in malls and other indoor areas where they aren't really needed. I guess they are just trying to look cool or something. Not everyone does this though. I still see a fiar number of people take them off when they go in a restaurant or something.
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• Australia
28 Jun 07
I have to wear sunnies almost all the time because I have an auto immune disease. One of the many things that my immune system attacks is my eyes and I have to use atropine drops. This make your puiple go as big as it can so I cant even stand a little bit of light. Shopping centre lights are too bright and I cant see all that well without sunnies. Car head lights are another ting that I have alot of trouble with ( I dont drive when i am having an active immune attack)
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@youless (90024)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Jul 07
Perhaps I can figure out some reasons. First, they are celebrities. Second, they think they are celebrities but actually they are not. Third, they are just normal people but wearing in sunglasses may let others to think they are celebrities. I don't like wearing sunglasses in the dark, as others may think I am someone special:) It's better that they believe that I'm the celebrity than a criminal:)
@robin121 (16)
• India
29 Jun 07
sunglasses are became more of fashion statement so do ppl use in any weather but still it is idiocity to wear dark black glasses in dark weather or night, i belive that the fashion should be that which suites the climate & occation
@Ayedawg (12)
• Canada
29 Jun 07
I sometimes do because I look damn good in my aviators and I don't want to ruin 'em in my pockets or bag or something :