When using tanning beds it is important to protect your eyes. the UV rays are stronger and more concentrated than sun rays and can easily cause any amount of damage to your eyes. It’s always recommended to wear some covering to protect your eyes but for some reason, there are always people who do not heed the recommendation. they usually call them peepers or goggles and it’s a good idea to own your own pair.
Tanning salons are required to provide a pair for you but they may not work as well. it will usually be of lesser quality that may not block all the UV rays. also, since salons offer a one size fit all, it may not fit properly and you don’t want to compromise your eyes if the gear they give you doesn’t cover your eyes properly. a leak in the corners will still allow some amount of UV radiation and that can be enough to cause damage. Along with getting the right fit, be sure to get one that comes with bands to go around your head as that will help keep it in place throughout your tanning session. you can also find disposable form for single uses although if you’re a regular tanning bed goer there’s no reason not to own a pair you can bring with you every time.
It’s also a good idea to keep your eyes closed through the duration of your tanning session. High intensities of ultraviolet rays will damage the retina and cornea of your eyes and many times beyond repair. Cataracts can also happen in your eye as a result of unprotected over exposure to UV rays. if your eyes are damaged beyond repair or surgery doesn’t go well, you can end up blind.
It’s such an easy step to avoid these problems when getting your tan on. Although tanning beds have other health risks to other parts of your body, your eyes are among the more sensitive parts and even irregular use can put your eyes at risk. Fortunately there are other forms of sunless tanning options that can leave your skin looking well toned without blasting yourself with dangerous amounts of UV radiation. Tanning lotions are recommended by many health associations because of the relative safety they offer in contrast to other methods.