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Old 12-08-2013, 10:35 PM
 
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Forgot to wear goggles and kept my EYES OPEN THE ENTIRE TIME. To make matters worse, this was the most intense level bed (level 4 or 5) for about 15 minutes. Don't know what I was thinking. Obviously I wasn't thinking at all.

As soon as I got off the bed I realized I fukked up. Mentioned that i was concerned to the staff and the guy was repeatedly adamant that I have nothing to worry about as it only happened once. I just worry about cataracts and what not.

Anyone else make a similar mistake or have any feedback? Do I have anything to worry about for this one-time blunder? Just had my eyes checked a couple weeks ago and other then some dryness they feel fine.

Thanks.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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Forgot to wear goggles and kept my EYES OPEN THE ENTIRE TIME. To make matters worse, this was the most intense level bed (level 4 or 5) for about 15 minutes. Don't know what I was thinking. Obviously I wasn't thinking at all.

As soon as I got off the bed I realized I fukked up. Mentioned that i was concerned to the staff and the guy was repeatedly adamant that I have nothing to worry about as it only happened once. I just worry about cataracts and what not.

Anyone else make a similar mistake or have any feedback? Do I have anything to worry about for this one-time blunder? Just had my eyes checked a couple weeks ago and other then some dryness they feel fine.

Thanks.
Same as a Mig, Arc, Tig welding flashburn basically when you accidentally look at the arc light. They are both UV, however the bed might not be quite as intense. If so, your eyes will feel like someone threw sand in them for a day or so. Will dissipate with time, just don't make a habit of it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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So you are worried about getting cataracts but not skin cancer?
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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So you are worried about getting cataracts but not skin cancer?
Risk of eye damage is even greater than risk of skin cancer. I agree, it's kind of odd.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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The first stupid thing you did was go to a tanning salon, second was keeping your eyes open ! What in the hell do you have to look tan for ?
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I went to tanning parlor 3 times a week for 11 years.
I was tan 24/7/354, muscular and fierce in my 40's, big time. LOL, my sons friend used to think i was the older brother, as we all look alike.

I went to palm Springs California for 3 weeks, came back as dark as I possibly can, I am of Greek descent so that helps.


When I came back from PS, I was diagnosed with basil cell on my shoulder, then anoter on on my left pect. both were removed and the shoulder one you would never notice, but the one on my chest was cut out and stitched, luckily i have hairy chest, but no hair is there.


so I didnt listen to anyone, and look what happened.


tanny parlors are not good.

I learned the hard way.

i was not a smoker, but i was a tanner.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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If it happened once then don't worry, IMO.

Try to not do it again, or, go to another tanning salon because staff they should remind you every time you use the machine the safety measures. Of course, I'm not very fond in tanning salon, but...
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Yep that was dumb all right.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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Forgot to wear goggles and kept my EYES OPEN THE ENTIRE TIME. To make matters worse, this was the most intense level bed (level 4 or 5) for about 15 minutes. Don't know what I was thinking. Obviously I wasn't thinking at all.

As soon as I got off the bed I realized I fukked up. Mentioned that i was concerned to the staff and the guy was repeatedly adamant that I have nothing to worry about as it only happened once. I just worry about cataracts and what not.

Anyone else make a similar mistake or have any feedback? Do I have anything to worry about for this one-time blunder? Just had my eyes checked a couple weeks ago and other then some dryness they feel fine.

Thanks.

Yet use a tanning bed.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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How do accidentally keep your eyes open in that situation? Is it normal for you to keep your eyes open when you rest or sleep? Are you a shark? If so, I must compliment you on your fabulous typing skills.

Your eye doctor said you were okay, so I wouldn't worry about it unless your eyes start bugging you.
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