Sustain Your Sight with Proper Nutrition
Whether you’re looking to improve your general health or target your eyes specifically, you can’t go wrong with proper nutrition.
There are many supplements on the market, some directed specifically at ocular health. You can also go to the grocery store and look for fresh, health-boosting foods.
Talk with your optometrist if you’re looking to improve your dietary routine to help your vision.
How Nutrients Affect Your Eyes
Macro and micronutrient researchers are finding out more about the effect fruits, vegetables, meats, grains, nuts, fish, and legumes can have on your eye health.
Some nutrients may even help reduce the risk of developing eye diseases and conditions, like:
With the right balance of these nutrients, we may be able to help you preserve your vision as you grow older.
Supporting Your Eye Health
Adding vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals to your diet can help keep you healthy. As you age, eating the right foods is especially important to maintaining healthy eyes.
We can help direct you to the right nutrients for your needs by taking in consideration your eye health, overall health, and family health history. It’s important to note, however, that even though these nutrients can help support your eye health, they can’t outright prevent eye diseases or conditions.
Antioxidant-rich foods can help decrease your risk of cataracts. Antioxidants help to delay oxidation, the process that causes cell death. In terms of cataracts, oxidation can cause changes to fats and proteins in the eye’s lens, leading to its clouding and hardening.
Foods rich in antioxidants include:
- Goji berries
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Your body can’t produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own, so you need to supplement it with your diet. This family of fatty acids has many benefits for your entire body, but specifically your eyes.
Foods full of omega-3 fatty acids include:
- Chia Seeds
Zinc is a mineral that provides many health benefits for the body. Studies show links between zinc deficiency and cataract development and poor night vision.
Foods rich in zinc include:
- Red meat
- Nuts & seeds
If you’re concerned about cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, or your visual acuity, you may want to add Vitamin C to your diet. Vitamin C is readily available in the following foods:
- Green Peppers
Always Consult a Professional
It’s important to discuss your supplements with a medical professional. Consult our team at Los Angeles EyeCare Optometry Group before adding large doses of new supplements to your routine. Please book your appointment today.
Where to Find Us
Our practice is located in downtown Los Angeles in Little Tokyo, right across the street from Japanese Village Plaza.
We validate and pay for parking during your visit.
- 334-B E. 2nd St
- Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Phone: 213-628-7419
- Fax: 213-620-9110
- Email: [email protected]
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Our Eye Care Services
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