How can ultraviolet keratitis be prevented?

  • Wear proper eye protection such as sunglasses or snow goggles. Sunglasses or goggles that block or absorb 99-100% of UV rays are recommended if you spend time outdoors. Wrap-around sunglasses or those with side panels are recommended to block all harmful UV rays. Glare from the snow, sand, or water can cause burns to the eyes even if it is cloudy or overcast.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat or visor when you go outdoors.
  • Use proper eye protective equipment if you are exposed to UV radiation on the job.

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