Foods that can keep your eyes healthy

Foods that can keep your eyes healthyResearch by the National Eye Institute (NEI) has shown that high levels of antioxidants and zinc, in the form of a nutritional supplement tablet, reduced the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). “AMD is the leading cause of blindness in older adults”.

“You are what you eat; it’s trite but it’s true. It’s been shown that certain habits like eating a high-fat diet are associated with, but not causative, in AMD,”

Seeing well when moving from light to dark declines with age.

The American Optometric Association Health and Nutrition Committee, has developed a  Foods that can keep your eyes healthylist of specific foods and nutrients that have been found to be beneficial to eye health.

• Fruits and vegetables – Vitamin C can help minimize cataracts and AM

• Fleshy fish (tuna or salmon) and lean meats – Fatty acids protect against AM

• Red meats and whole grains – Zinc deficiency can lead to cataract

• Vegetable oil – Vitamin E can slow progression of AM

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Consult with an optometrist for evaluation of any ophthalmic problems so that possible solutions can be reviewed.

We hope this article has inspired you to visit your local optometrist. Your vision is priceless and a thirty minute appointment once a year is certainly something you should be able to commit too. Getting your eyes tested regularly will help you stay on top of your general health, eye diseases and even headaches!

Want to schedule an eye exam at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore? You can schedule an eye exam online here, or call 407-767-5600


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