Medical Center Eye Clinic breaks down the sensitivity of Eyelids
Did you know? The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest and most vulnerable skin on the body?
This particular skin on the lid of the eye is very susceptible to UV light. Because it surrounds the eyes, eyelids often get missed during sunscreen season. This vulnerable skin can more easily grow basal cell carcinoma than other areas of the body, as discovered through a study conducted at the University of Liverpool.
We recommend you invest in genuine UV filter sunglasses and a hat to protect the eye area when outside, and if you’re interested, look into sunscreen options made especially for around the eyes.
If you are experiencing trouble with your vision or unusually sensitivity, redness, or swelling around your eyes – contact an eye doctor right away. Call us at (503) 581-5287 to book an appointment with Medical Center Eye Clinic if you’re experiencing eye strain in or near Salem, OR.