If you’ve ever heard that carrots improve your eyesight, you were indeed told the truth. However, carrots are not the only food good for your eyes. The vitamins and nutrients you consume play an important role in vision, and maintaining a healthy and diverse diet can dramatically impact your eye health. Nutrition and eye health are closely related, as our eyes depend on nutrients to perform certain functions and minimize the risk of developing damaging eye diseases. Here are several vitamins and nutrients that can boost your overall nutrition and eye health and the foods that you can find them in.
Your vision affects your quality of life and monitoring the foods you eat and purposefully making sure you are getting a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and natural fats will help keep your eyesight healthy. Although nutrition and eye health work together, regular visits to the optometrist for annual eye exams is another way to prolong good vision. Other factors, such as genetics, previous surgeries, or other aspects of a person's lifestyle, can affect eye health, and scheduling an eye exam with a highly skilled optometrist allows you to catch any eye health issues in the early stages. To book an eye exam at one of our three locations, either at Health First in SE Calgary, Sunridge in NE Calgary, or Three Hills, AB, either call us or fill out the online contact form.
Q: Should I take vitamins for my eye health?
A: Eating a nutrient-rich diet that supports vascular and neurological functions will be beneficial to your body and your eyes. Taking ocular or multivitamins may complement your daily diet for the following reasons:
Q: What happens at an eye exam?
A: A comprehensive adult eye exam (for those between 19 and 64 years of age) at My Optometrist Calgary includes:
Q: What is AMD?
A: Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that can blur your central vision when the macula (the back of the retina) becomes damaged. The risk of developing AMD increases for people in their 50s. Taking care of your nutrition and eye health before you reach your later years can help lower your risk for AMD and other eye diseases.
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