Unprotected UV exposure like going outdoors without proper sunglasses can cause or exacerbate several serious eye conditions. Our eye health risks spike in the warmer months. In summer, optometrists see more solar keratopathy, a painful eye condition that is “basically sunburn to your cornea”. And pterygiums - milky, fleshy overgrowths on the surface of the eye also known as “surfer’s eye” become inflamed in the hotter, drier weather. What are your thoughts LiveTribers? Why is eye health at risk in the warmer months?
Posted by on 05 Feb 2024