Believe it or not, it’s the water.
The shine from the waves on a bright, sunny day may offer an incredible view, but hidden in plain sight are harmful UVA and UVB rays. You can’t feel or see their impact, but you're taking a big risk when you step outside, and sunscreen isn’t enough to block out the sun’s harmful rays.
Surfer’s Eye is a pink, fleshy, triangle-shaped growth which appears on the white part of your eyes, typically in the corner. But it can grow and cover your cornea and pupils — blurring your vision.
Pterygium is a slow condition that can easily sneak up on you if you aren’t careful. There is a chance you may not even present any symptoms for a while.
The symptoms for Surfer’s Eye may just seem like a normal consequence of being sprayed with salt water, but don’t just shrug these warning signs off.
Here’s the good news: Surfer’s Eye is treatable. And the better news is that you can completely prevent it with 100% UV-blocking wraparound sunglasses (like Rheos polarized sunglasses). If you follow our tips, preventing Surfer’s Eye won’t be a problem.
Before you grab your board, make sure you grab protective sunglasses to keep you safe on the waves. And sign up below for our newsletter to make sure you receive important updates and promotions!