Viewing The World Through Two-Colored Glasses
April 3, 2010 10:38 AM Subscribe
Any harm in wearing sunglasses with two mismatched lenses?
posted by Doctor Suarez to health & fitness (5 answers total)
To make a long story short, I own a pair of sunglasses with removable lenses. I scratched one lens badly, and bought a replacement set. Then I scratched a lens in the replacement set. I then noticed that, between the two sets, I had one clean pair of lenses. Later, after wearing them a while, I noticed that one of the lenses is grey and the other is amber. I haven't noticed any adverse effects after a few months, but I can't help but wondering if doing so will eventually cause some sort of trouble for my eyes. I wear these shades constantly, as direct sunlight gives me headaches.
A few possibly relevant details: Neither lens is polarized, they're both polycarbonate, and they're wraparounds. Also, when I close one eye to look through each lens, I don't really see a difference. But when I hold the glasses out and look at them, one lens is clearly different from the other.
So, any harm in wearing my slightly mismatched shades?