Tips given on caring for eyes in the summer

Tips given on caring for eyes in the summer

People have been given tips on keeping their eyes healthy and protected during the brighter summer months.

The Enterprise Bulletin carried advice from News Canada, which urged people to make sure they are wearing sunglasses.

It pointed out that light rays can reflect off water.

Furthermore, cool cloths or cold, used teabags can be placed on eyes at the end of the day if they feel sore or puffy.

Eating well was another tip, with fruits and vegetables recommended for their antioxidants.

Dark fruits and juices and green and leafy vegetables were said to be especially effective.

Blindness charity the RNIB has stressed the importance of maintaining a healthy weight to help keep one"s eyes healthy.

It explains that there is a direct link between obesity and conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration which can cause blindness.

by Martin Burns

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