High-intensity light from welding equipment. Wear a welding mask or goggles for protection.
Sunlight (ultraviolet rays). This is especially true at elevations above 1524 m (5000 ft) or when the sun glares off snow or water. Looking into the sun for long periods of time can cause permanent loss of vision by damaging the retina. Wear sunglasses that filter ultraviolet (UV) light for protection.
Tanning booths or sunlamps. Wear sunglasses or specially designed goggles for protection.
Symptoms may not start for 6 to 12 hours after exposure to the ultraviolet light. Symptoms include:
A feeling that something is in the eyes (foreign body sensation).
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine