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Why Does U2’s Bono Always Wear Tinted Glasses?

Chances are you’ve probably never seen a photo of Bono where he wasn’t wearing sunglasses. But why is that? Turns out that the U2 singer’s signature look is for health reasons; specifically to prevent damage to his vision. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Bono reveals, “[I have] very sensitive eyes to light. If somebody takes my photograph, I will see the flash for the rest of the day.” It goes further. In 2014, Bono admitted to The Graham Norton Show, “I’ve had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine.”

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