Feb 19, 2018

Sun exposure warning

Due to the excessive heat coupled with the dry weather, people are warned to wear appropriate protective sun glasses when going out in the sun to avoid damage to the eyes, the National Eye Hospital Deputy Director Dr. I.L.H. Rifaz warned.

He said with the heat these days, one could experience a smarting effect of the eyes.

He further said, “The sun towards afternoon is extremely strong. Hence when going out in the sun in the afternoon, wear protective sun shades of quality standard and when returning after going out in the sun, one must wash their face with cold water. Further drink plenty of water. Avoid going out in the sun as much as possible and do not allow children to play in the sun, especially in the afternoon, these days.”