Can people really be this stupid?
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.