cataracts, Macular Degeneration

You Eye What you Eat

When food and diet is discussed, it’s usually always in reference to our weight.

What foods will help us lose weight? What food will see us put on weight?

As an ophthalmologist, I can tell you that diet has a significant impact on our eyes.

In this great article by Joy Bauer, she discusses how foods can affect macular degeneration.

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Zinc, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Omega-3 fatty acids and the B Vitamins all help our eyes in a variety of different way.

Many of these foods also have a positive impact on our eyes in terms of preventing cataracts.

If you already have a balanced diet you wouldn’t have to change your diet too much in order to receive a decent intake of these vitamins, but if you eat a lot of low-quality carbs and sugars you may want to consider cutting down on them. It’s no coincidence that drinking a lot of alcohol will also have a adverse impact on your vision.

So eat well and you are sure to take great care of your eyes!