I recently diagnosed myself with Photokeratitis. It’s not as bad as it sounds, yet it can be quite harmful if it’s recurring. Photokeratitis is a temporary sunburn of the cornea.
My eyes have recently been completely blood shot, watery, and just so uncomfortable. This time, for the first time ever, it wasn’t from my contact lenses but because I wasn’t protecting my eyes against the sun. How careless.
Sunglasses are so stylish and such a great statement piece, yet they’re one item I have never really had a thing for. You could say we just didn’t see eye to eye. Cheap joke. As of late though, I have realized how important it is to properly care for your eyes.
Sunglasses aren’t just for looks, not protecting your eyes is quite dangerous! Excessive sun rays, natural or unnatural, can lead to quite terrible eye problems, not just photokeratitis. More serious problems like cataracts, macular degeneration, and many more troubling sounding diseases. When you’re older you will be happy you cared for them!
So do what’s right…purchase some sunglasses that protect against UV rays. Below are some of my favorites that I have my eye on.