Is reflected sunlight damaging to the eyes?

In summary, reflected sunlight is the light that bounces off surfaces and can be damaging to the eyes due to high levels of UV radiation. To protect your eyes, it is important to wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection and a hat with a brim. Reflected sunlight can still be harmful on cloudy days and certain people, such as those with light-colored eyes and those who spend time near water, sand, or snow, may be more at risk. Both direct and reflected sunlight can damage the eyes, making it important to protect them from both.
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Is reflected sunlight on any surface otherwise than mirror or mirror-like surface safe for human eye? I can imagine mirror surface could reflect a lot of sunlight directly, making little difference from staring at the sun directly

How about reflected sunlight on white but obaque surface? Could it cause any adverse or unwanted effect to human eye
 
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Ygggdrasil said:
It looks like WebMD could use a proofreader. . . . :rolleyes:
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