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Bajans urged to wear sunglasses

Sheria Brathwaite, [email protected]

Bajans urged to wear sunglasses

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As a thick concentration of Saharan dust haze progresses across the Atlantic, optometrist Chantelle McPhie is urging Barbadians to wear sunglasses.

Her caution comes against the background of a prevalent condition Barbadians have been developing that could be exacerbated by the African dust.

“A lot of people have growths over their eyes and it is caused by exposure to dust and sunlight,” McPhie said.

“It is called a Pterygium and if it is not controlled it can grow over your pupil and impair your vision. A simple thing like wearing sunglasses when you are going outside is important; because of where [we] are located, everyone should be doing so to protect your eyes from the UV rays.” (SB)

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