It’s not just our lungs that get affected by all this lingering smoke. Our eyes’ retina can be compromised with direct viewing of the sun, according to an interview of Dr. Van Gelder of the UW Eye Institute on KUOW this morning. We know the sun looks pretty spectacular and it’s tempting to gaze but in doing so you could be adversely affecting the quality of your eyes.
And remember to keep wearing your hats and other protective coverings even though visibility is poor. The sun’s rays are still powerful even if you can’t see them.