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How Does my Diet Affect my Vision?

We all know that genetics plays a role in our vision and our likelihood of developing certain eye conditions. However, it is not the only thing that plays a role. An individual’s diet can also affect their vision. Learn more about your diet and how it affects your vision from Dr. Chase Rudolph of Complete Family Eyecare.

 

Your Diet and Your Vision

Your diet can play a key part in your eye health. In fact, keeping certain foods in your diet can actually prevent against or reduce your risk of developing eye conditions. A big example of this is seen in nutrients and vitamins such as vitamins A and C, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids. These can lower the risk of developing conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts. 

 

Making sure that your diet contains enough includes plenty of nutrients that support eye health is incredibly important. Leafy greens, citrus fruits, and oily fish that provides omega-3s are all great options for optimizing your diet for your eyes. However, just like your diet can have a positive impact on your vision, it can also have a negative impact as well. The consumption of too many highly processed, high-fat foods increases the risk of eye problems.

 

What Foods and Nutrients Should I Have in My Diet?

There are a few vitamins and nutrients that have been found to best to support eye health. These vitamins and nutrients are:

  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Lutien
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

 

There are a variety of foods that contain the vitamins and nutrients that support eye health. These foods are:

  • Broccoli
  • Nuts
  • Leafy Greens
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Beef
  • Seeds
  • Citrus Fruits

 

Come See Dr. Chase Rudolph

Is it time to make an eye appointment? Give Dr. Chase Rudoplh a call today. Dr. Rudolph and his team are dedicated to making sure that you get the best eye care possible. Contact Complete Family Eyecare today!

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