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Can your eyes get sunburned?

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  • Yes, your eyes can be burned by too much sun. Both your retina and the lens of the eye can be affected. As a result, you could develop conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration (both which are linked to blindness). That's why it is important to wear sunglasses with UV protection.

  • A specific part of your eye can get burned. This part is called the cornea and is a clear layer that protects your eyes. If burned, it can lead to serious consequences such as infection, vision problems, or blindness.
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