Freaky, but totally true story. I went to my eye doctor last week for my annual check up. I’m a contact lens-wearer, so I have to go regularly. Well, my doctor now offers the option to have digital photos take of your retinas. It’s basically a good way to track the health of your eyes — and your health overall (retinas can tell you if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, and more — pretty fascinating). I opted to have the photos taken. Mine looked A-OK.
But, while chatting with my doc, he mentioned he had a patient who had a very large melanoma on his eye. Yeah, as in skin cancer. On his eye ball! I had no idea it was even possible. The guy ended up having to have his eye removed. Not kidding. What does a faux eyeball look like these days, anyway?
The whole story made me realize that it’s so important to wear sunglasses, and good ones at that. You must look for shades that offer 100 percent UV protection. And, with so many fabulous pairs available (on my wish list: Ray-Ban Thick Cat Eye Wayfarer Sunglasses, $144), there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be happily wearing them daily.
Now I just need to find a perfect pair of sunglasses for my 10-month-old. He has blue eyes too, so I better get him accustomed to wearing shades now. If you have recommendations, I’m all ears.