Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. If you’re looking for some inspiration on planning that special day, here are some ideas to do with dear old mom, and tips on protecting your eyes while out.
Enjoy the spring weather and give Mom a break from cooking by packing up your own picnic lunch. Don’t forget the blanket, silverware, drinks, and an activity for the kids. A bonus that comes with this activity is that Mom and Dad might get a little time to themselves while the kids are playing. Remember to bring along sunglasses for the family to protect against the bright light and UV rays.
Breakfast in Bed
This is a great go-to for a special Mother’s Day treat. Of course, this activity doesn’t require any special protection for the eyes, but you can look after Mom’s eye health by considering what ingredients you use for breakfast. Spinach and kale (and other leafy greens) help stem the development of macular degeneration and cataracts and are great in omelets. Eggs themselves are also great for eyes as they’re full of vitamins and nutrients, including lutein and vitamin A, which are famously beneficial for eye health. Avocado is also high in antioxidants and serves as a great side. Try to include whole grains which, besides good for promoting eye health, can also result in a lower glycemic index. Quinoa, whole oats, and whole-wheat bread can be a great part of your breakfast. Don’t forget to include a glass of orange juice (fresh squeezed!). Oranges and other citrus fruits such as grapefruit and lemon are high in vitamin C, which may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
If your family is particularly active, you might find some time to play outside with the kids. Whiffle ball or baseball are great family activities. Whatever sport or activity you choose, make sure that everyone has the right eye gear necessary, whether it’s just sunglasses or goggles to protect against injury.
Maybe this activity doesn’t boost your actual physical eye health, but it can be a treat for the eyes. Visit a local art museum to take in beautiful artwork or a garden to view grand landscaping.