People may have put sunscreen on their eyeballs to watch the eclipse

Can people really be this stupid?

SFGate

Doctors warned people not to look at the eclipse without eye protection. Sunscreen blocks the sun. So using sunscreen as eye protection makes sense, right?

A nurse in Redding stated that her hospital hasn’t seen any patients with retinal damage from the eclipse, but they saw patients who put sunscreen on their eyeballs to watch the eclipse.

Nurse Practitioner Trish Patterson at Prestige Urgent Care told KRCR that one of her colleagues saw multiple people who sought medical attention after putting sunscreen in their eyes because they didn’t have eclipse glasses.

“One of my colleagues at moonlight here stated yesterday that they had patients presenting at their clinic that put sunscreen on their eyeball, and presented that they were having pain and they were referred to an ophthalmologist,” she said.

Patterson wasn’t the only one to witness this. A report in The Sun revealed that doctors in Virginia also treated people who put sunscreen in their eyes to watch the eclipse.

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7 Responses to People may have put sunscreen on their eyeballs to watch the eclipse

  1. czarowniczy says:

    Probably the same crew that used the flash setting on their cameras/phones to photograph the eclipse. “Well I had the focus set on infinity….”
    Hope their vision clears before the 2018 vote.

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  2. Menagerie says:

    This is really just sad.

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  3. davidhuntpe says:

    Remember, these people vote. (Guess for who.)

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  4. michellc says:

    Yes, people can be this stupid. I was at the grocery store when it started, walked outside and a young man who works in the meat department was looking up at it. I told him he shouldn’t do that and he said, “It’s okay my glasses have transition lenses.” I spent a few minutes trying to explain to him the dangers of looking at it with just tinted lenses, but gave up and told him it was his eyes not mine.

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    I am so sorry I missed this post when it was new. I don’t have anything to add, but BAWAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sharon says:

    Of course people can be this stupid. We are living the results of multi-generational non-parented people and non-educated people.

    In the 1990s one of those with whom we were acquainted in SoCal was shocked when she went to visit Yellowstone Park and was offended when she was laughed at because she kept calling it Jellystone Park (per Yogi Bear). She was in her early 20s, a high school graduate [employed by the State of California], and truly did not know any different.

    She was also shocked and offended when she observed in Wisconsin that potatoes came out of the ground, and struggled with that concept. She thought they grew on trees.

    And when she was expecting her second child, a friend of mine and I spent some time with diagrams explaining to her that the urethral opening and the vaginal canal were two different items.

    This is why our country is in the condition it is. It’s the cause of “cause and effect”. And people just like her (Sheila Jackson Lee and Hank Johnson) are repeatedly elected to Congress so there is no end in sight.

    These people are given college degrees and then are offered jobs and paychecks based on their presentation of those degrees.

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