Preventing Eye Sunburn Throughout The Year
Before you go out to the beach or hit the slopes, remember to take the appropriate safety gear to prevent an eye condition called eye sunburn, or photokeratitis. Also called snow blindness, which is a form of eye sunburn, this condition can lead to other eye diseases such as cataracts if left untreated or over-exposed to UV light.
Eye sunburn can be caused by light reflecting off of water and snow, as well as through welding.
What Are The Symptoms?
Symptoms of eye sunburn include:
- Eye pain
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
- A gritty feeling in the eyes
If you suspect you suffer from eye sunburn, go to your eye doctor for a diagnosis. They will look for UV damage in the eye and prescribe any pain relievers or eye drops you may need to treat the condition. At home, you can place a cold washcloth over your closed eyes and avoid rubbing at your eyes.
If you wear contact, remove them so your eyes can heal.
Wear Protective Eyewear To Prevent Eye Sunburn
To prevent eye sunburn from the get-go, you need to wear the appropriate eye gear. Namely, high-quality prescription safety glasses from SafeVision™. Before you purchase, make sure that you choose the right glasses for your needs, and get them fitted. And remember to choose the right colored lenses!
When your prescription safety glasses fit right, they will not slip, pinch, or hurt. With SafeVision’s™ EMI EzFit machine technology, we can ensure that your safety glasses will be the perfect fit. You will also save money because you won’t have to constantly replace cheap glasses that break or do not fit right.