Your eyes are an important part of your
health and overall wellbeing. In fact, almost 80% of everything you learn is
through your eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a yearly
dilated eye exam for everyone over the age of 65, anyone with diabetes and those
on high-risk medications. Faculty member Dr. Nathalie Guibord wants you to
know that even if your vision is crystal clear,
you should still schedule an eye exam once a year. To safeguard your eyes, wear
protective eyewear while playing sports, for workplace safety and at home when
doing tasks like mowing the lawn. Eat vegetables and foods high in omega-3
fatty acids and antioxidants. Do not smoke. Wear 100% UV-blocking sunglasses.
Maintain a healthy weight to prevent against systemic conditions such as
diabetes, which can lead to vision damage or loss. And know your family history
since many eye diseases are hereditary. That’s the Wisdom of Wellbeing.