Sunscreen in Eyes – USA and the Gabba

Insight Oct 2017


While experts encouraged the use of special NASA-approved glasses for the viewing the recent US solar eclipse, some viewers chose to take the health warnings about protecting their eyes to the next level, by rubbing sunscreen onto their eyeballs in an effort to shield them from the harmful UV rays. (Un)surprisingly, it didn’t work and many have now been referred to ophthalmologists.

Late Breaking News -  On a similar note, Simon recently received an early morning phone call from an un-named brother in law who was at the Gabba for Day one of the Test Match, with, wait for it, Sunscreen in his eye!!!!!  Best treatment in this case was seen as being 30 minutes of irrigation at the first aid tent followed by 6 hours of beer. No word back so assuming this treatment worked well.