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A flash burn happens when ultraviolet rays negatively affect the cornea, which is the clear front of the eyes. In effect, it could be described as your eyes suffering sunburn, which is not only painful, but can potentially lead to a lifelong disability.
There are a number of ways that a flash burn can develop, with welding being the most vulnerable occupation when it comes to on-the-job dangers. Away from the jobsite the dangers of flash burn expand considerably, with trips to the local tanning salon or having your photograph taken being 2 risk factors.
In the latter two cases, the sunlamp at the salon and the flood lamp at the photographer's studio can create an atmosphere for flash burn. However, being outside can be just as dangerous, especially when it comes to seeing a reflection of sunlight off either snow or water, or looking into direct sunlight.
The cause for many of these problems can relate to faulty eyewear provided to ostensibly protect the eyes or goggles. In some cases, it may be the fault of the business where the flash burn took place, but wherever it happens, a flash burn attorney is someone who is fully equipped to deal with every circumstance involved.
Therefore, make sure to contact a flash burn attorney as soon as you recognize a problem, because your vision is too important to take for granted.