Cataracts and "Surfers Eye."
Do You Have Surfer Fried Eyes? Why?
We hear from many surfers that experience cataracts at a very young age. Snowboarders and skiers always wear eye protection. The glare is nasty and most snow enthusiasts have heard of athletes going snow blind without eye protection. The water just like snow can also reflect the UV rays with the "bounce effect" causing double the exposure of UV rays while in the water.
Cataracts are a permanent clouding of the lens that focuses light onto your retina. The lens overtime becomes cloudy and vision becomes progressively worse. The early symptoms are often rings of light and in low light surfers with cataracts will sometimes complain it looks like smoke is in the room. while indoors. If left untreated cataracts can lead to blindness. The number one leading cause of blindness in the world is cataracts.
- Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays
- If you have a family history of cataracts control your diet too (you should anyway)
- Surgeries in the USA are often $5,000 and up. Not to mention, you'll need to choose a costly lens that will allow you to see far or to see near. You'll likely need glasses to see the opposite of what you choose.
- Protecting your eyes from glare, wind, surface spray and UV rays can only help the longevity of your eyes.