How Nutrition Can Be Beneficial to Your Vision

Created in Newsletters, Tips for Healthy Eyes

Is a Healthy Diet Important for Vision?

Improving your eating habits offers benefits you may not have considered. In addition to reducing your risk of heart disease, lowering your cholesterol, and maintaining a healthy weight, good nutrition also helps you keep your eyes healthy.

How What You Eat Affects Your Vision

Vitamins and minerals found in foods and supplements nourish every part of your body, including your eyes. If nutrient levels are too low, you may be more likely to develop certain diseases that can damage your vision or even cause vision loss. Numerous studies have shown that a healthy diet or use of supplements can have a positive effect on these eye conditions and diseases:

Nutrients That Promote Good Vision Health

Boost your eye health by adding foods that contain these nutrients and minerals to your shopping list or taking supplements:

Regular eye exams, in addition to good nutrition, will help you keep your eyes healthy and reduce the likelihood that you'll develop an eye disease or condition. If it's been a while since you've had an exam, call our office and schedule an appointment.

Sources:

Review of Optometry: Vitamin D Deficiency and Dry Eye Go Hand in Hand, 10/10/18

National Eye Institute: Nutritional Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

All About Vision: Eye Benefits of Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene

American Optometric Association: Diet and Nutrition

American Academy of Ophthalmology: Diet and Nutrition, 11/2/20

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