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davoice's avatar

why do the secret service wear sunglasses

Asked by davoice (53points) March 3rd, 2008
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djbyron's avatar

So they can effectively use their peripheral vision to scan for wackos?

GD_Kimble's avatar

outdoors, agents are often looking up towards buildings and windows, and the shades simply keep the sun out of their eyes. indoors, they keep agents from being blinded by flashbulbs and TV lights, because they are staring at the crowd. and generally speaking, the sunglasses help disguise at whom/what the agents are looking.

8lightminutesaway's avatar

usually so you can’t tell where they are looking. Also, it makes them look badass. And finally, I bet they have some uber high tech heads up displays or infrared screens or something sweet inside them.

davoice's avatar

thanks good answers…lol

kawaii_ninja's avatar

I agree with 8lightminutes…..they look so totally badass xD

Sometimes i know they can have little mirrors in the side, so they can look at stuff behind them whilst not turning around! Thats all i know….

JCS's avatar

From the Secret Service themselves:

Secret Service agents sometimes wear sunglasses to keep the sun out of their eyes, so they can increase their ability to see what people in the crowd are doing. Agents do not always wear sunglasses.

8lightminutesaway's avatar

IMO, just because the government says that, doesn’t mean its true. Why would you tell people you have some sweet bomb/gun-detecting technology in your glasses? Or why would you tell the public its to look more badass? Or maybe I just don’t trust the government. :)

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