Do Infrared Saunas Effect Eyes?

Because infrared saunas use light to heat the body, some may wonder if infrared saunas are bad for your eyes. Below find out more about infrared saunas, how they work and if infrared can damage eyes. 

Found—Space has been supplying top quality saunas and customer service to Australians since 2008, making us Australia’s longest-running infrared sauna company. We don’t see ourselves as just a sauna company - we aim to help people find their ‘ah-ha’ moment by providing useful & relevant information that could be the catalyst that helps them turn a corner in their health and wellness journey. Can infrared damage eyes? Read on to find out.

Is Infrared Light Harmful To Eyes?

Studies have shown that infrared light may cause damage to the eyes, however, it is highly unlikely in everyday situations. The light would need to be extremely intense and your eyes would need high levels of exposure for damage to occur. 

There are three types of infrared light: 

  1. Near-infrared
  2. Mid-infrared
  3. Far infrared

Our infrared saunas use far infrared light to heat the body which is considered to be the safest form of infrared light. On average, most people use their infrared saunas three times a week for 15-20 minutes. This level of exposure to infrared light is not considered harmful and eye damage is extremely unlikely. 

We do suggest talking to our experts if you do have concerns. We will run through everything with you to ensure you are confident and comfortable using our saunas. They have so many health benefits and our customers love the relaxation they experience from their sauna sessions regularly. 

So, is infrared light harmful to the eyes when using infrared saunas? It is extremely unlikely that any damage will occur to your eyes from using our saunas. So you can sit back and relax in your sauna and reap the health & wellness benefits that infrared saunas are so well known for! 

Enquire About Infrared Saunas Today

If you’re concerned about whether infrared light is harmful to the eyes and would like to speak to someone about it, call us on 1800 870 376

Our team is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of infrared saunas. We pride ourselves on providing useful information that enables our customers to enjoy better health & wellness from using their sauna. 

You can also fill out our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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