Short answer, YES! It’s called Photokeratitis or Ultraviolet Keratitis. It is a painful condition when insufficiently protected eyes are exposed to ultraviolet rays or other sources of harmful light.  What is Photokeratitis or a Sunburned eye? It’s inflammation of the cornea, the clear surface of the front of the eye.  How can it be caused? The most obvious reason is from the sun reflecting off of a water source like a pool, the ocean, or a lake. But don’t forget, the sun can also reflect off of sand, ice and snow, (causing Snow Blindness*). And finally, it can be caused by sun gazing, and lookingRead More →

Vision Expo West 2018 was celebrating it’s 30th year! It was such a wonderful event with so many fun things happening. If you are on social media and you missed some of the stories, be sure to follow Dr. Jenn and see her highlights. Her instagram handle is @dr.chinnchinn. Both Dr. Chinn and Dr. Jenn attended a few continuing education classes to refresh their memories on the ways to improve patient care, diagnose/treat/and manage ocular disease, and the pearls of fitting specialty contact lenses. Innovations: Yes, Transitions Style Colors and Mirrors were launched over the summer, but at Vision Expo, they had a beautiful TransitionsRead More →