Besides providing the benefit of overall better health, proper nutrition is also an effective and simple way to maintain good eye health. Certain vitamins and micronutrients are proven to be effective in the prevention or against the progression of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.
Recent studies looking at how nutrition influences macular degeneration have found compelling evidence that supports that certain vitamins and minerals (when ingested in the appropriate amounts) can prevent or reduce the formation of AMD.
Specific amounts of lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc are linked with a near 25% reduction in AMD progression and a 19% reduction in visual acuity loss.
At Vivid Eye Care, our team of eye health experts are qualified to provide sound, customized nutritional advice to help ensure that your eyes stay healthy.
Whether you’re coming in for your annual eye exam, shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses or just dropping by – be sure to speak to our team if you have any questions about nutrition and your eye health.
Studies have shown that antioxidants can decrease the development of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Many fruits and vegetables such as oranges and kale, contain such antioxidants.
Supplements or vitamin pills are useful if you are unable to incorporate certain foods into your diet. Vitamins, such as A and E, are linked with improved night vision and bolstered resistance to cataracts.
Foods or supplements containing minerals such as zinc or fatty acids such as omega-3 are useful in the resistance against many eye diseases. Fish, for example, is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Our office is part of the Cranston Market Clinic and is just two minutes off of Deerfoot Trail. Vivid Eye Care is in the same plaza as the Sobey’s and Scotiabank.