With Maidstone completely covered in snow, a local opticians is urging residents and anyone who is going on a ski holiday, to protect themselves from the dangers of photokeratitis (snow blindness).

This condition is caused by exposure of insufficiently protected eyes to the UV rays. It is essentially a sunburn to the cornea of your eyes and its symptoms include increased tears and pain.

This condition is easily avoidable, by wearing eye protection that blocks most of the ultraviolet radiation, such as sunglasses or skiing goggles.

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If you have any doubt about the standard of your eye protection Specsavers Maidstone can help you and assess them in store.

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