a pair of spectaclesMaintaining good eye health is important for your overall quality of life.

Message shares tips for maintaining healthy eyes

Eyesight can affect everything from reading and performing tasks at work to your ability to effectively communicate with others. Maintaining good eye health is important for your overall quality of life, advises Human Resources.

A message sent Monday to UWindsor faculty and staff shares tips to help maintain eye health:

  • Eat a healthy diet. Antioxidant vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and E and the mineral zinc can help stop the progress of age-related macular degeneration.
  • Exercise regularly. Incorporating regular walks, riding a bike, or doing light at-home workouts could enhance your level of activity and ultimately protect your eyes.
  • Visit your eye doctor. Visit your optometrist or ophthalmologist for regular eye exams. If you suddenly experience blurry vision, double vision, diminished vision, loss of peripheral vision, or eye pain, seek emergency medical attention.
  • Use eye protection. Ultraviolet radiation can damage your eyes; consider wearing sunglasses whenever you are outside.
  • Rest your eyes. Give your eyes a break using the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes, shift your eyes to look at an object at least 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.

No natural remedies can fix serious eye conditions and illnesses; consult a medical professional if symptoms persist.

Read the entire Wellness Tip of the Week.