Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned

Tempa  , Florida

Eyes can get sunburned and it is crucial to protect them.

A sunburned eye is a condition caused by too much exposure to UV radiation. This condition is formally referred to as photokeratitis, which is essentially sunburn of the eye.

What is a sunburned eye?

Blurred vision

Some Symptoms



watery eye

Pain in the eye

Like having a foreign body in the eye or corneal abrasion

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Prolonged exposure to UV radiation could lead to more severe eye problems, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and even cancer of the eyelids

What are the long-term effects of sunburned eyes?

Use eye drops

Prevent sunburned eyes

Most important is Avoid stepping out between 10 am and 4 pm

Wear a hat

Wear sunglasses that offer UV protection

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Use Cold Compresses

How to treat sunburned eyes?

Stay Hydrated

Avoid Eye Makeup