Throughout the years, I (and my insurance company) always paid more to go to an ophthalmologist, a medical doctor, rather than an optometrist.
And, none of them ever told me about the need to protect my eyes from the sun. Finally, I read about it in a brochure at the ophthalmologist’s office.
Now I’m wearing sunglasses that fit over my regular glasses.
In addition, you also need to wear a wide-brim hat when you’re in the sun. It’s important to shade your face, head, ears, and neck.
I started wearing wide-brim hats during the summer because a health care provider told me that I had a precancerous spot on the tip of my nose. Fortunately, she was mistaken, but it’s still important for me and everyone to wear a sunhat all the time in the sun.
It’s surprising to me that so few people wear them.
When my daughter comes to visit from Madrid during the summer, her friends say they can find us at the beach because “your mom wears a big sunhat.”
Everyone should wear one.
The photo above is of one of the few people I saw at the beach this summer wearing a sunhat.
It’s one of the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for sun safety.
So, male and female consumers, let’s see those sunhats and sunglasses.