John Paul Young’s Love is in the Air highlights February’s theme. Activities for the month of romance may be somewhat restricted by Covid-19 lockdown restriction – now, however, is the time to get creative. Perhaps you could build a playlist of songs that focus on the eyes. Having considered this ourselves, we noted that most such tunes are love songs. How appropriate.
Remember Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You sung by Franke Valli and Frank Sinatra singing I Only Have Eyes for You. They put tuneful words to one of the foremost sensations when falling in love. Many songs highlight the look in another’s eyes – Lyin’ Eyes by the Eagles, is one. Another is Betty Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes, about a woman who can play with men because they respond to her eyes. And we cannot omit LeAnn Rimes’ The Light in Your Eyes encouraging fans to follow their dreams, “don’t ever lose that light in your eyes”, she keeps repeating.
We relate so favourably to songs about eyes because they convey identifiable emotions. Songwriters compose lyrics about what they see, feel and experience. Much of the way we view the world, literally and figuratively, is done through our eyes. Eyes are important for more than vision – always remember, they reflect your moods.
Whether your eyes are brown, blue, green or hazel, they tell a story – revealing whether a smile is genuine or fake, whether or not a person trusts you, whether a person feels comfortable in your company – and so much more. With that in mind we appeal to you to cherish this highly valuable asset.
- avoid rubbing your eyes because hands are exposed to a lot of dirt, dust and bacteria – and the dreaded virus…
- practice frequent hand washing – a Covid-19 instruction, as well,
- protect your eyes from the sun
- stay hydrated – sufficient fluid intake is essential to your body’s overall wellbeing, including the eyes,
- stop smoking – it makes one more susceptible to macular degeneration, cataracts and can damage the optic nerves,
- eat a balanced diet,
- keep proper monitor distance
- never apply eye makeup that causes an allergic reaction to your eyes – and remove makeup before going to bed,
- get enough sleep – between seven and nine hours is recommended,
- wear the appropriate eye-safety gear for different activities.
We pledge to keep your eyes healthy so the sparkle can shine through.
For professional eye-care advice from a caring team, visit us in The Atrium Berea, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, in Overport.
We offer a safe, welcoming environment, follow all the Covid-19 health protocols – and implore you to follow good eye-care practices.