More and more evidence is showing that diet has an impact on every aspect of ones health, including vision. In honor of National Nutrition Month, doctors at Acuity Eye Group have tips and recommendations to eat your way to better vision.
Research shows that a healthy diet and lifestyle with certain vitamins and nutrients, along with regular eye exams, can impact eye health and significantly reduce the risk of eye and vision problems.
A number of foods contain eye healthy nutrients:
- Vitamin C: oranges, grapefruit, peaches, tomatoes, strawberries
- Vitamin A: carrots, sweet potatoes
- Vitamin E: avocados, almonds, sunflower seeds
- Zinc: black-eyed peas, lima beans, lean red meat, poultry
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin: kale, spinach, egg
“The same diet that can help your overall health, can also help your eyes,” Michael Samuel, Co-CEO, Partner and Chief Medical Director at Acuity Eye Group, said in a company news release. “The time to start eating healthy is now. Don’t wait until you’ve been diagnosed with age related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. Prevent or slow the damages by making simple changes in your diet.”
Dr. Samuel is a nationally renowned clinician, surgeon, and researcher specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of various retinal diseases. He also recommends EyeScience Macular Health formula supplements with Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin and bilberry.
Acuity Eye Group has 47 clinics throughout southern and central California. For more information about your vision health and Acuity Eye Group, visit AcuityEyeGroup.com.