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blurred vision after being in a tanning bed

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blurred vision after being in a tanning bed
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.

Do you have any eye pain?
Are the goggles approved for a tanning bed?
When did this occur?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No eye pain.Goggles are approved.Two monthes ago it started.Blurred vision went away within a few minutes. Today still haeve blurred vision for two hours.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

The goggles are designed to filter out the UV light rays. If not protected, your eyes can absorb those high intensity light rays and suffer damage from that. Most often, this damage is associated with eye pain in addition to blurred vision.

I'd recommend you see an eye doctor for evaluation. You may consider new goggles as the ones you are using may be defective.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I tried new goggles.I do not accept your answer.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.

Have you had a recent eye exam to look for other causes of blurred vision?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.

If you don't have significant pain and have tried new goggles, your blurred vision is not likely related to the tanning bed. There are many other causes of blurred vision, the most common is uncorrected refractive error. Glasses will help with that.

Best wishes to you.

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