Why Tanning Bed Eye Safety Is Not Silly & Protects Against Damage

Tanning Bed Eye Safety

Tanning beds一they were once a miraculous piece of technology that enabled even the most sun-deprived person to keep a golden tan. Today, they have become so commonplace you may have forgotten what it was like to only have a tan in summer. You may also have forgotten that the intense ultraviolet rays used for tanning come with certain health risks. Before you slip into that bronze glow, make sure you follow proper precautions, including tanning bed eye safety.

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Hitting the Slopes: 4 Tips for Winter Eye Safety

Winter Eye Safety

You’ve got your hat, gloves, scarf, and boots to protect you from the harsh winter elements, but what’s protecting your eyes? Winter weather can strain your eyes, causing discomfort and affecting your vision. During the colder months, the air is dry, and the glare from sunlight reflecting off snow can overexpose your eyes to ultraviolet light. So before you hit the slopes or head out to shovel the walk, take a few minutes to think about winter eye safety.

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Should Kids Wear Eye Protection When Playing Sports?

Should Kids Wear Eye Protection When Playing Sports

Many sports entail some risks for participants. These days, you might be more worried about the eye strain caused by blue light exposure due to the many hours that kids spend engaged with technologies like TV, video games, computers, and mobile devices. The risk for eye injury in sports also bears consideration, though. The easy solution is to make sure your children have proper eye protection for the sports they love. In some cases, they may need different options for different activities, but the benefits make having the right eye protection on hand well worthwhile.

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Eye Safety and Fireworks – Keep Your Eyes Safe this 4th of July

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July 4th is a high-risk time for eye injuries. In 2019, there were 10,000 injuries and 12 deaths caused by fireworks. While big, bold, and mesmerizing backyard firework displays are exciting, your fun-filled 4th of July can be rudely cut short with a visit to the ER if a firework hits you or your loved one in the eye. Learning eye safety and fireworks is the key to avoiding such a scenario.

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Tanning Beds and Eye Safety: How to Know if Tanning is Safe for Eyes

Tanning Bed and Eye Health

There are a lot of myths surrounding tanning bed safety, especially when it comes to your eyes. The claim that tanning beds are safer for eyes simply isn’t true – the fact is, a tanning bed is no different than laying out in the sun. If you are an avid tanner, you may be curious how damaging to the eyes tanning can be and whether it’s safer to use a tanning bed. The ultraviolet rays from tanning bulbs are the same as the UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun – and no UV rays are safe for your eyes. What’s more, people over the age of 35 have a 75 percent higher risk of sun-related damage. Therefore, older folks should be even more careful when exposed to UV rays.

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The Best Ways to Manage Dry Eyes in Winter

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Your eyes are your literal windows to the world – so it’s crucial to take proper care of them. However, many people suffer from various eye conditions, such as dry eyes. This can cause discomfort, stinging, and burning, leading to more serious issues down the line when left untreated. It also can be chronic. To manage dry eyes, you need to familiarize yourself with the condition and its symptoms.

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What To Do If You Scratch Your Eye

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A corneal abrasion, more commonly known as a scratched eye, is a small mark on the clear, protective area (cornea) of the eye. This common injury can occur during routine household tasks, yard work, or sports accidents. Oftentimes, a corneal abrasion occurs when dust, dirt, wood shavings, or even contact lenses are trapped beneath the eyelid. So, if you feel like you have something stuck in your eye, along with tearing and redness, then you may have a corneal abrasion. Learn about the immediate steps to take if you scratch your eye.

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What You Should Know About Photokeratitis

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With summer in full swing (and an ongoing pandemic) most of us are outdoors quite a bit these days. And, while we’re aware of the dangers of the sun to our skin, you might not know that sunlight can also cause damage to your eyes. Photokeratitis, a painful eye condition, occurs when ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or a man-made source are exposed to the eyes. Essentially, it’s a sunburn of the eye.

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The Importance of Using Protective Sports Eyewear

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Each year, emergency rooms in America see over 40,000 sports-related eye injuries. That’s nearly one injury every 13 minutes, according to the National Eye Institute. In fact, injuries to the eye are the leading cause of blindness in children in the U.S. Fortunately, with the proper use of protective sports eyewear, 90 percent of sports-related eye injuries can be prevented.

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