Who's at risk for eye damage from the sun?
People who work or play in the sun for long periods of time are at the greatest risk.
The risk of sun related eye problems is higher for people who:
- spend long hours in the sun
- have had cataract surgery* or have certain retina disorders
- are on certain medicines, such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, birth control pills, diuretics andtranquilizers that increase the eye's sensitivity to light.
*If you have had cataract surgery, you may be more at risk of injury from sunlight unless the artificial lens you received during surgery absorbs UV rays.