Did you know the number one way colds are spread are through the eyes?
It is very important to have your own pair of eye protection to wear during each tanning session. Never "borrow" or "share" eye protection. Anything you put on or around your eyes can increase the chance of eye infections or the spread of colds. This is why it is important to wash your eye protection in an anti-bacterial soap after each use to remove dirt and grime and to prevent bacteria growth.
You should replace your eye protection every couple of months to ensure proper protection. UV light can break down the materials and make the eye protection less effective in protecting your eyes against the UV light exposure to your eyes.
In a single tanning session, the greatest danger to your eyes is photokeratitis, or an eye burn. It’s also called “welder ’s flash” or “snow blindness.” The tanner experiences red, itchy watery eyes, and many describe the experience as extremely painful, like they have sand in their eyes. That is not sand in your eyes, that is your cornea peeling!
Long term effects of not wearing proper eye protection include night blindness, loss of color vision, cataracts or growths on the eye are caused by repeated exposure to intense UV. Damage from indoor tanning and outdoor tanning accumulates over time. To avoid such damage always wear a FDA compliant eye protection indoors and UV 400 block sun glasses outdoors. Sunglasses with stylish small lenses don't block enough ambient light. Choose sunglasses which wrap around with a snug fit to provide the best protection.
Your eye protections needs to fit snug and cover all areas of the eye. We carry a variety of different shapes and sizes to accommodate everyones needs including sunnies, peepers, sun globes and Propecs. We have disposable Wink-ease or Viewkeepers for the most sanitary usage.