Over the years, Bengaluru and Bengalureans have been tagged as friendly and tolerant! For instance, Bengaluru’s weather (temperature, in particular) ensures that residents can wear a wide range of apparel throughout the year.
This could soon change given the way the city’s air and pollution are taking shape. Residents might soon complain that Bengaluru is not as friendly as before – that Bengaluru is forcing them to buy and wear a particular luxury accessory called sunglasses or cooling glasses!
This garden city is plagued by dry air – the kind that carries a large number of particles such as sand, dust, and pollen. The number of harmful particles in Bengaluru’s dry air is increasing manifold thanks to rise in vehicular pollution and dust from construction projects. These harmful particles in the air enter your eye and cause allergies and dryness.
An astonishing number of Bengaluru residents are complaining about itchy or burning eyes. Initially ophthalmologists suggested that the main cause could be prolonged exposure to computer screens, but their diagnosis has since changed! Most ophthalmologists now suggest that you should wear cooling glasses while traveling in Bengaluru. Sunglasses or cooling glasses prevent tiny air pollutants from crash landing into your eyes and also provide relief from the glaring sun!
You are thus left with no choice but to wear cooling glasses while traveling in Bengaluru. So, the next time you spend a bomb on those designer coolers, don’t feel guilty because the doctor says it’s good for your eyes .
If you still need more inspiration or cannot figure out the right kind of cooling glasses, the following video featuring Tamil super hero – Rajini (in the movie Sivaji) – donning various sunglasses, could help