Why do blind people wear sunglasses?

@saqi78 (1405)
Malaysia
November 12, 2010 1:48am CST
Hi Friends I may just be very ignorant here but I've never quite worked out why blind people often wear dark sunglasses? Is it to block out light from reaching their eyes or to stop people from seeing their eyes, and why? Have a nice day
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17 responses
@aeiou78 (3458)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Some blind people are not fully blind. Maybe they still can feel the lights around. As a result, the black color sunglasses can help them to feel more comfortable. This is only what I guessed.
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@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Hi aeiou And that right what you guess, some, not all, special people are sensitive to light and the feel uncomfortable when they come to light, sever headache, so dark glasses or sun glasses give them protection from light...:) Have nice day friend...:)
@youless (72432)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Nov 10
I think blind people don't want more people to notice their eyes, so they tend to wear sunglasses to cover their eyes. I love China
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@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Hi You Nice to hear from you, yes I agree with you but the main thing as in my mind is that these eyes glasses give them protection and make them highlighted among the crowed, this give them a differentiation that they are special... Have nice day friend...:)
@Ruby722 (798)
• China
13 Nov 10
I think we shouldnt talk about people's damaged
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@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Hi Ruby Thanks for your response and good critical comments, I think this talk is not to hurt some one with special needs, when I started this talk the idea in my mind was to know and to make awareness among all of us and I think I got my results from responses over here. Before this I was not aware of sun glasses and dark glasses but after discussion over here I came to know that why some special people wear dark glasses and some wear sun glasses. Then I have not noticed the eyes movement and the effect of light but I came to know after the discussion that there are some special people who are sensitive to light and due to this sensitivity the wear dark glasses. So I think we should take this discussion in positive way rather than thinking about negativity. I am sorry for any thing or comment over here that hurt you Have a nice day dear...
• China
13 Nov 10
Everyone has the anticipation for beauty,so for them, a sunglass to cover their defect eyes is necessary.On the other side,good appearance is a kind of respect to others,blind persons may think that.And then,some not wholely bind persons may be affraid of sunlight,so wearing sunglasses is a safety-potecting way for them.
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@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Hi Green Bird Thanks for such a nice response, yes I agree with you that for special people wearing glasses is for purpose not only for fashion and that they may be wearing it for their safety and protection from sun light... Have a nice day dear...:)
@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
13 Nov 10
I think the main purpose of this action is to cover their eyes.We can not see the activities of eyes.As we all know,the eyes of blind people is terrible to see,so they want to cover the eyes.
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@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Yes, I think they cover their eyes so that they can be differentiated among other people easily and if they need any help then its easy for others to help them Have a nice day a head...:)
• United States
12 Nov 10
When blind people wear dark sunglasses, they may feel better styled and dressed. But the most occuring reason is because they have sensitive eyes that are prone to giving them head aches. Sunglasses block light from entering into the eyes, and this will prevent any aches and pains from happening. I've seen this happen not only in public, but in movies as well. A movie named Black had a girl which was often portrayed with glasses when going outside. Her caretaker put them on her, and it was for protection from light rays damaging her nerves.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Hi Rovered Yes, you are right but it is not in case of all blind people, only those blind who are partially impaired, they cannot see any thing but they are sensitive to light and their eyes can feel only light so due to this they wear dark glasses but the other blind people only use them as fashion or to hide their eyes movement...:) Have a nice day...:)
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@zandi458 (27951)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
I am as blind as the blind man the reasons why they need to wear spectacles even during the night. Maybe it is only an accessory to conceal their handicap. I have a blind lawyer friend who is a good singer and he use to frequent pubs and sing in the karoke with his sunglasses on. He sings with his focus on the tv screen as if he can read the words displayed on screen as not even a word was missed while he was singing. They might have been deprived of eyesight but they have exceptional antenna to capture the melody of a song and could sing along like any sighted people.
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@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Hi Zandi Nice to hear from you and I agree with you that these special people have very good observations, as the case of your lawyer friend. I have seen most blind people they have very beautiful voice and they sing very good, in my home town there is a blind man who can sing a song with all music played from his mouth and I was really astonished when saw him doing this. I think if they have not given one quality they are given with other qualities..:) Have a nice day dear...
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
5 Jan 11
hi, i think, to avoid many people seeing their blind eyes, or maybe to hide there blind eyes.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 11
Yeah, it can be the reason but there are some other reasons which are already explained in this discussion... Thanks for contributing to the discussion Have a nice day...:)
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I remember asking my mother this question one time when I was a child. She said it was to keep people from seeing their eyes. She said their eyes look bad but that's not always true.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 10
Hi Cyrus I agree with you that it is not always true but I think they cover their eyes to differentiate them among people and should take care of their rights...:) Have a nice day...:)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I have to agree with the responses as I do know several people who are blind. I am told that since they can't properly use their eyes the nerves behind the eyes have no control, so they have a tendency to wiggle erratically. So they are aware of this and use the sunglasses to hide the shaky appearance. Sad for anyone who is blind.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Yes agree with you and I also have observed this thing in special people, but in some they use it purposely because they cannot bear light and use dark glasses to protect from light, but in other blind people they just use it for hiding their eye movement as you said...:) Have a nice day...:)
@angelic123 (1112)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I think, they do it to cover their eyes. Some blind people have a blurry look eyes, some have small scary eyes, or deformed eyes maybe that is the reason why. TO prevent other people form looking directly to their eye without them seeing it. Or maybe for fashion?
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Hi Angelic Nice to hear from you, yeah this can be the reason that these special person want to look good and thats why they wear dark sun glasses, I have seen very handsome people in them and they are really appreciable with their qualities in them Thanks for response dear...:) Have a nice day...
@shibham (17027)
• India
12 Nov 10
Two reasons are there. 1. Its to protect their eyes from dust or air pollution. 2. Nobody can show his/her pityness towards that blind. Sometimes blinds want to live their lives as usual except the beggers. Take care.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Hi Shibham Nice to hear from you, yes this could be one of the reason to protect eyes from different types of pollutions...:) Have a nice day, see you around dear...:)
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I had a friend that was legally blind, used a cane, and eventually a helper dog, but could still sense light. Bright lights would give him a horrible headache.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Yeah, and I think it is the reason for some blind people that they use dark sunglasses, because they still sense light and sunglasses give them protection from light Have a nice day...:)
@beeh13u (1040)
• Philippines
12 Nov 10
I think it's the way they should look so that people will recognize them immediately as blind. Doctors have to wear a stethoscope around the neck so that they'll be recognize as doctors. A nurse should wear a cap. It's on the image I guess.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Well Beeh, I agree with you that due to normal custom among society to differentiate between each others such type of things are used, and I think for blind it is the same that they wear Sunglasses so can easily be differentiated Thanks for response, have a nice day a head...
@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
12 Nov 10
I agree with the answers above. People in general are easily bothered. The blind people probably find their life easier when they choose to hide their eyes.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Thanks for the response, yes I think it is now normal that we can now differentiate between blind person by his/her sunglasses but do you have incident that thought about a normal person to be blind as by looking at him wearing dark sunglasses...:) Have a nice day..
@dutta_d1 (32)
• India
12 Nov 10
All I can think of it is that they would like to hide their damaged eyes which they might fear might not be appealing to the other people. Hence, they wear sunglasses to cover their eyes
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Hi Duta Yeah, I agree with this thing that due to their damaged eye shape they may be wearing dark sun glasses, just like normal people if they have any sort of infection or have some damage or defect in their eyes we prefer to hide it from others by wearing sun glasses... Have a nice day, thanks for coming to discuss...
@Bannybanzie (1398)
• Philippines
12 Nov 10
Well, i think it's kind of "tradition". You know, like if you someone wearing dark glasses even if it's dark, you would immediately know that that person is blind. And also I think one another reason is because there are blind people whose eyes are quite "destroyed". Alright, I don't mean anything bad here, okay. I mean, there are blind people (and many) whose eyes have a defect appearance. I think that's another reason. To hide that and also because of the tradition of knowing if a person is blind. Well, these are just guesses but I think they pretty make sense.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 10
Well, I agree with you that due to eyes appearance they may be wearing dark glasses or due to common practice among blind people to differentiate them that they are blind.. Nice to hear from you.. Have a good day...