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Doctor insights on: Can You Really Lighten Your Eye Color By Exposing It To Sun More Often

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Can you really lighten your eye color by exposing it to sun more often?

Can you really lighten your eye color by exposing it to sun more often?

Absolutely not: Not only can you not lighten your eyes this way, but you risk permanent vision loss from exposing the eye to the intense light of the sun. One should never stare at the sun without specialized protective lenses. ...Read more

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Is it possible that your eye balls get sun burned?

Corneas: The cornea, the window at the front of the eye, is coated with an epithelium with the same biochemical characteristics as skin. It can respond to uv radiation like sunlight and welding light with a typical sunburn. This is a dramatic and painful event but usually short lived (4-8 hours) until healing. So yes, your eyeballs can get sunburned. ...Read more

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What causes my eyes to be bloodshot after being in the sun?

What causes my eyes to be bloodshot after being in the sun?

Sunburn: If you aren't protecting your eyes, the conjunctival can get irradiated by uv radiation. They get burned. If this is the case, lifting an eyelid will show no redness because the lid blocked the sunlight. ...Read more

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Everything becomes blueish when my eyes are towards the sun. Is this normal?

Everything becomes blueish when my eyes are towards the sun. Is this normal?

Not sure: This is an unusual symptom, and I am sure how this can be easily explained. Blue is the most refracted color and tends to be defocused, so anything scattering light such as corneal swelling can lead to bluish vision, but this is usually from light sources at night. This, however, is not a common complaint, so you might need to get an eye exam to verify everything with the eyes is healthy. ...Read more

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Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

No: You sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging uv rays. The don't cause reflection toward your skin. You should wear sunglasses whenever you are in the sun. ...Read more