I was waxing my boat in the strong FL sun and when I turned my head in an odd way. The sun burned my vision. It had snuck up under or around the corner of my sunglasses. I sensed right away that it would be trouble.
Since that fraction of a second zapp, I have a cloudy oval area in my lower right eye vision. It has a slight tan/yellow shading to it.
The Admiral is worried, but it seems to be getting better, but very slowly, so I skipped the Doctor checkup rountine. What do you think? Something like this ever happen to you?
#247441 - 03/12/0612:56 PMRe: Zapped by the Sun from the corner of my Glasses
Originally posted by seabuddy: .....The sun burned my vision.......so I skipped the Doctor checkup rountine. What do you think?.....
Hi seabuddy, joe here. I think NO soup for you, for skipping the doctor checkup routine. I think it is very important to act very fast once you know you have low vision, you need to contact your eye doctor.
Ditto, go to the doctor. Once, I made the mistake of snow skiing in very sunny conditions without sunglasses. By about 9 that evening, it felt like I had sand in my eyes. Turns out both corneas were blistered. Fortunately, no permanent damage. Get it checked.
"What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch"?
#247451 - 03/13/0610:47 PMRe: Zapped by the Sun from the corner of my Glasses
Seabuddy, By now I hope you've had the good sense to get your eyes checked out at the Dr.'s. An eye patch for a day or two is a small price to pay for keeping the vision around....sorry if I sound like a "mom"....
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#247452 - 03/14/0606:47 AMRe: Zapped by the Sun from the corner of my Glasses
seabuddy, how shiny is that new boat?? I had a friend suffer from a one time hit of welders flash. He thought the spots would go away, they didn't. After a couple of months he ended up at the doctor's, who subscribed a special pair of glasses and drops. He was on this prescription for 6-8 months because he let it go for so long.
I was unaware that the sun could have such a quick damaging effect as you describe. I thank you for posting this as I will be sure to wear my sunglasses more often and be more aware.
Malibu Wakesetter 23XTI Bryant 214 Limited (gone, but not forgotten)
"That's my boat..." -Forest Gump
#247454 - 03/14/0610:19 AMRe: Zapped by the Sun from the corner of my Glasses
WaterMutt, if its my boat, its shiny. I believe in using them, but cleaning them up afterwards. But, really, I think it was a glint of sun off a section of SS hardware. Monterey does make and polish up some very nice hardware.
My Ophthalmologist did not give me a final diaphanous. I am seeing another doctor and then they will exchange their thoughts.
BTW, that word is my idea of a joke. I tried to look up the correct spelling and that word jumped out and was as close as I could get.
#247455 - 03/14/0611:53 AMRe: Zapped by the Sun from the corner of my Glasses