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Are your eyes sensitive to sun? Can they burn?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

The surface lining of the front of the eye is a skin, with many biochemical characteristics in common with ordinary skin.
So it can burn from sunlight (wear sunglasses), tanning bed light ( they usually supply an eye cover) and uv light burns such as arc welding and accidental electrical light sparking. All of these can create a painful "sunburn" of the front of the eye.

In brief: Yes

The surface lining of the front of the eye is a skin, with many biochemical characteristics in common with ordinary skin.
So it can burn from sunlight (wear sunglasses), tanning bed light ( they usually supply an eye cover) and uv light burns such as arc welding and accidental electrical light sparking. All of these can create a painful "sunburn" of the front of the eye.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

The surface lining of the front of the eye is a skin, with many biochemical characteristics in common with ordinary skin.
So it can burn from sunlight (wear sunglasses), tanning bed light ( they usually supply an eye cover) and uv light burns such as arc welding and accidental electrical light sparking. All of these can create a painful "sunburn" of the front of the eye.

In brief: Yes

The surface lining of the front of the eye is a skin, with many biochemical characteristics in common with ordinary skin.
So it can burn from sunlight (wear sunglasses), tanning bed light ( they usually supply an eye cover) and uv light burns such as arc welding and accidental electrical light sparking. All of these can create a painful "sunburn" of the front of the eye.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
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