Corneal Flash Burns (cont.)
To prevent damage to the cornea, wear protective eyeglasses that are coated to protect the cornea from ultraviolet light. Labels on sunglasses indicate the level of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) protection.
Protective eyeglasses would include:
- sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB radiation,
- ski goggles or "glacier glasses," particularly at high elevations,
- totally dark glasses for tanning beds, and
- a welder's mask when welding.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2015
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