Winter Sports & Your Eyes

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What is photokeratitis?

Winter Sports & Your Eyes

The most important thing is to choose sunglasses or goggles that provide UV protection. The harmful rays you will need to guard against are UVA and UVB. Even short-term exposure to these can result in painful sunburn of the eyes. This disorder is called "photokeratitis." In the long-term, UV rays can damage your eyes permanently and lead to cataracts and other eye conditions. Be sure to purchase sunglasses that block at least 95% of these rays.



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