A Healthy Diet Equals Healthy Eyesight


Does quality of eyesight have more to do with genetics or lifestyle? While DNA will always play a role in eyesight health, optometrists, now more than ever, are promoting a healthy diet as one of the best ways to support healthy eyesight as well as to offset the eye diseases that are in your family’s history. Here are the foods you should be eating to maintain good vision and other steps to take.


As with maintaining other aspects of your health, safeguarding your eyesight begins with what’s on your plate. Recent research has eye doctors promoting the benefits of nutrients such as lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamins E and C in reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Incorporate more of those beneficial nutrients into your diet by eating spinach, kale and other green, leafy vegetables  as well as oily fish such as salmon and tuna. Citrus fruits or juices and non-meat protein sources such as eggs, nuts and beans are also beneficial.


The majority of foods that now line the grocery store shelves are overly processed and loaded with sugar. Processed foods and the excessive consumption of sugar are linked to rising rates of obesity and the range of diseases that are caused by obesity such as type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is now the leading cause of blindness in adults.

Maintain a wealthy weight and avoid obesity-related diseases by eating a well-balanced diet. This involves preparing the majority of your meals at home with fresh ingredients and avoiding pre-packaged foods and the fast food drive-thru.


Of course, even people with the healthiest of eyes and wise diet choices should still schedule regular eye exams. Scheduling regular eye exams at Optical Solutions ensures eyesight issues will be detected sooner, saving you time, money and possibly your future vision.

Your eyes are your gateway to the world. Protect that vision by maintaining a healthy diet and weight and by scheduling annual eye exams with your Trusted Eyecare Professionals at Optical Solution.

Published by knanosky

Our first piece of advice when we bought our Airstream was from friends and fellow campers. They said to make sure you "keep the shiny side up." Something that struck me kind of funny, but so true :)

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