8 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Food and Eyes

Did you know that  having a well balanced diet and eating the right foods maintains healthy eyes but may also prevent future eye disorders.

Here is a breakdown of 8 foods for healthy eyes that you should incorporate in your everyday diet:

1.  Avocado

Avocado or other leafy greens contain anti oxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin.  Studies have shown that these anti oxidants play a role in lowering the risk of developing common eye problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

2.  Carrots

Eating carrots regularly helps in improving your vision,  Carrots contain Vitamin A and Beta carotene which helps the retina to function correctly and reduce the risk of eye disorders.

3.  Salmon

Salmon has a high content of omega 3 fatty acids which is essential for the retina to develop , protect and work correctly.  The omega 3 fatty acids helps to protect against cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eyes.  It has been noted that low levels of omega 3 fatty acids has been linked to dry eyes syndrome.

4.  Oranges

Oranges contain high amounts of Vitamin C which reduces the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.  Vitamin C is also needed to strengthen the blood vessels located in the eye.

5.  Eggs

Eggs contain a high amount of Vitamin A, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin.  These anti oxidants help to protect against the risk of macular degeneration, dry eyes and night blindness.

6.  Almonds

Almonds contain a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E which protects the health of your eyes.

7.  Milk

Dairy products like milk and yoghurt contain vitamin A and zinc.  Vitamin A protects the cornea of the eye and zinc helps to improve night vision and prevents cataracts.

8.  Pasta

Pasta is known to contain vitamin E and zinc which helps to protect the eye.

As well as incorporating foods for healthy eyes, another area to improve is regular exercise with healthy eating.

If you need further assistance with an eye test or general eyecare please contact us today.

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