Have you ever wondered why do blind people wear dark glasses?

@alienstar (5142)
India
January 4, 2007 3:55am CST
You can see many blind peopel around the world isn't it? and as a matter of fact, most of the blind people wear dark glasses isn't it? when they cannot see anything, what effect will dark glasses bring to them....? any views here....i amreally interested in knowing some answers for this here..
5 responses
• United Arab Emirates
4 Jan 07
Sometimes blind people can see shadows and light, which can cause headaches. Or, they might have something physically wrong with their eyes that they don't want everyone to see
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@alienstar (5142)
• India
8 Jan 07
Maybe each one will have his own reasons , but strange thing is almost all blind is wearing a dark glass and it is really strange ....don't you think so? i have often been wondering about this for a long time.So, thought of putting up a discussion here to hear to other's view.. Anyway's, thanks for responding
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I had a friend in school who was blind. Because the muscles around his eyes had never properly developed, his eye sockets looked like they were sunken in. He wore dark glasses so that this appearance wouldn't make others uncomfortable. Also, many blind people can see just a hint of light and shadows, so perhaps that is sometimes distracting. The dark glasses would take care of that.
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@alienstar (5142)
• India
4 Jan 07
This may be one reason just for him But, almost all the blind people are wearing dark glasses as you also can see...isn't it? this same reason cannot be said to other one's around also..isn't it? The thing you are telling here that many blind people can see a hint of light is a new thing for me as i never heard such kind from anyone here and it is really interesting aspect to know as till now i thought they are totally blind..... Anyway's, thanks for responding
@loudcry (1044)
• India
4 Jan 07
I can think of two reasons. One is to improve aesthetics Two, though they are blind they have eyes with some defect,and could be very sensitive to sun.
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@alienstar (5142)
• India
4 Jan 07
So, you mean to say wearing dark glasses will amrove asthetics...is it? i really don't understand your concept and the second reason what you gave is the thing to think over..i am just wondering here, whether blind people's eyes are more sensitive than other people...! how is it possible and how can you say that their eye's are more sensitive? Anyway's, thanks for responding
@wesderby (178)
• United States
5 Jan 07
As a blind person, I can tell you that total blindness is in fact pretty rare...Mot of us have some sort of light perception, shadow perception, or in most cases, are what's called "legally" blind, which means you have some sight... As far as the glasses go, most blind people I know don't wear them that often. For those who do, there are a variety of reasons. First, for many of us, our actual eyes are fine...In my case, from the time I was young, my mother encouraged me to wear dark glasses to protect my actual eyes in case they ever came up with a surgery to attach my optic nerve to the brain and work it out so I can see. This way, my eyes would still be healthy. I admit, I rarely wear sunglasses now that I'm an adult. Second, as has been said before, many wear it for asthetic purposes because of eye deformities...Mostly to make other people comfortable, or frankly, to keep dust and debris out of the eye sockets in the cases of those who don't have any eyes to begin with. Finally, hey...Doesn't EVERYONE want to look like Stevie Wonder? LOL Hope this helps answer your question.
• United States
5 Jan 07
nice post...before reading it I was planning to answer that blind people wear glasses to avoid the feeling of markedness or you can say not to be completely different from other people. This I guessed as they generally wear glasses in social settings or while going out. I agree to all your reasons but this might also be one from my experience of other disability.
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@alienstar (5142)
• India
8 Jan 07
Oh...is it? this is new thing for me now.I thought it is total blind alway's.You have really made a valid point here and thank you for that.So, according to you people who wear glasses are not completely blind and people who are completely blind don't wear glasses isn't it? whatever, you have answered perfectly and i thing yours is the ebst answer i got....thank you Anyway's, thanks for responding
@alienstar (5142)
• India
8 Jan 07
Yes infinity plus1 , i do agree with your point of view also and now i have also come to a conclusion that people who are completely blind will not bother about wearing glasses and people who do wear glasses will not be completely blind and they do see some light i believe.. Anyway's, thanks for responding
• Romania
4 Jan 07
well... it could be because they do not want people to stare at their eyes... when they are blind, you can realise see trhat and could become annoing
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@alienstar (5142)
• India
4 Jan 07
Yeah, i can agree to your point and this might be one reason here .But, whether it can be the same reason for everybody who are blind is really unknown isn't it? according to me, around 90 % of the blind people are roaming around with dark glasses and there might be multiple reasons for these i believe.... Anyway's, thanks for responding