Sunglasses, Hats May Help Prevent Photokeratitis

Sunglasses, Hats May Help Prevent Photokeratitis

USA Today discusses photokeratitis, also known as snow blindness, a condition that “happens when intense ultraviolet (UV) light, often reflected off water, sand or snow, burns the cornea, the transparent dome-shaped window covering the front of the eye. It’s also a hazard in tanning booths.” Recovery takes about two or three days. Wearing sunglasses that block at least 99% of UV light (both UVA and UVB) and broad-brimmed hats” will not only help people avoid photokeratitis, but will also lower the risk for both cataracts and skin cancer of the eyelids.

By | 2019-01-08T10:05:25+00:00 March 5th, 2013|News|0 Comments

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