Get your Eyes Ready for Summer.
Wear a Hat! Yes it’s fashionable again.
Even if you wear sunglasses every time you go outside, you are not offering complete UVR protection to your eyes and eyelids. Sunglasses usually have gaps along the sides where UVR exposure occurs. While you wear your sunglasses, minimize your risk and add a hat with a brim at least 10 cm wide. Consistent use of hats and sunglasses significantly decrease your UVR exposure.
Dis you know that Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a form of skin cancer that typically affects the eyelids. While it most commonly occurs on the lower eyelid, the site of most frequent exposure, it can also develop in the corners of the eye or under the eyebrows. While BCC does not usually spread to other parts of the body, it can certainly spread to the eye itself.
Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician or doctor.
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