IR from just daily walking around exposure will not harm you. It will not affect glaucoma
, it will not affect you before or after cataract or any other eye surgery
and it is nothing to worry about.
In my professional opinion special glasses that block IR are a marketing gimmick and serve no purpose in maintaining the health of your eyes.
If you are interested in glasses/sunglasses I would counsel you to just purchase UVA and UVB blocking glasses of high quality. These will do more then enough to help maintain the health of your eyes.
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