Extensive studies are always underway, investigating novel and ingenious means of improving eye health or treating severe diseases. We all know that a balanced diet is the key to a healthy body and mind, but are you aware of eye-specific nutrition and the incredible effects it can have on your vision?
As a general rule when it comes to your wellbeing, eating healthy foods will never be a bad thing. However, there are certain foods which offer benefits to your eye health in addition to everything else, such as:
The more of these foods you can incorporate into your diet, the better your chances of staving off any eye diseases and maintaining quality vision and eye health for years to come.
The following is a list of eye supplements which have been shown to contribute to positive eye health. Before building a regime around any of these nutrients or vitamins, please contact one of our optometrists to discuss your specific requirements.
May protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Usually obtained from tea, red wine, berries, soy and citrus fruits.
May protect against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Usually obtained from leafy greens (like spinach and kale) as well as squash and turnip.
May protect against dry eye and age-related macular degeneration. Usually obtained from fresh, cold water fish (like salmon and mackerel) or walnuts and fish oil supplements.