I worked in ophthalmology for many, many years. I loved it. And I am still very passionate about eye health. For example, I always remind my husband not to rub his eyes too vigorously (why? it breaks down the skin and tissue around the delicate eye area). I lecture my son-in-law about not wearing his contacts to bed (why? because it can lead to detrimental eye infections that can cause blindness). I implore my parents to get regular dilated exams (why? because macular degeneration is a growing problem and best handled in early stages). Of course, I do everything perfectly so I don’t have to lecture myself. But I am about to lecture you…sweetly and politely, bien sur.
Do you know what is the leading cause of blindness…globally? Read what WHO states:
What is the simplest (and chic-est) way to help prevent cataracts? WEAR YOUR SUNGLASSES. Wear them in the sun, in the shade, in the summer, in the winter, on cloudy days…whenever you are outside. Have young children…babies? Have them wear sunglasses. Pets? Not a bad idea either…even though Rockefeller does not have his own pair yet (so evidently, I don’t do everything perfectly).
So, the next time you are headed outside, please remember this post. And how gracefully I can nag.
I am linking up with the ever elegant, chic-ly sunnies clad gals, Adrienne and Jill for the monthly edition of “How I Wear My…(can you guess?)…Sunglasses”. You won’t see me around for a few days due to some commitments that you will read more about later. See you soon!