Can a tanning bed damage your eyes?
Closing Your Eyes Isn’t Enough The UV light in tanning beds is so strong that even closing your eyes during a tanning session won’t protect them. A few of the eye health problems that can result from indoor tanning are cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, sunburn, and blurry vision.
Do you need eye protection for tanning bed?
If you choose to tan in a tanning bed, always wear goggles specifically intended for indoor tanning, and be sure to place them properly to cover your eyelids completely and prevent eyelid burns. Sunglasses will not full protect your eyes from the UV rays produced by the tanning bed.
Can you go blind from tanning beds?
When you don’t wear the provided goggles in a tanning bed, you are exposing your eyes to extreme danger. Your eyes may seem fine at first, but you can develop long-term damage to your eyesight over time. You also may speed up the creation of wrinkles around the eye area if this sensitive skin is exposed to UV rays.
How dangerous are tanning beds?
Tanning beds are NOT safer than the sun. Science tells us that there’s no such thing as a safe tanning bed, tanning booth, or sun lamp. Just one indoor tanning session can increase the risk of developing skin cancer (melanoma by 20%, squamous cell carcinoma by 67%, and basal cell carcinoma by 29%).
Why do my eyes hurt after tanning bed?
Photokeratitis is a short-term example of damage from UV light. Photokeratitis is essentially a sunburn on the cornea of your eye (one of the most integral parts of your eye). While only temporary, photokeratitis can be extremely painful, cause swelling to the eye, and even result in permanently blurred vision.
Can you open your eyes with tanning goggles on?
Yes, you can open your eyes when using tanning goggles in a tanning bed. The goggles should be tinted enough to protect your eyes from direct light from the UV rays in the tanning bed.
What is the safest way to tan?
Use self-tanner The only safe way to tan is to use a self-tanning product or get a spray tan. Most self-tanning products and sprays are safe and FDA approved. These cosmetics do not penetrate the skin to cause harm like UV rays, and instead, just coat the outer layer.