Eating for your Eyes

When people think of good foods to eat to keep their eyes healthy, the most common response is “carrots”! ¬†Fortunately, the options are a lot more varied than a diet consisting only of carrots. ¬†In recent years, studies have shown the importance not only of Vitamin C and E, but also of Omega-3, zinc, Lutein, Zeaxanthin as well as Selenium.

The Macular Degeneration Foundation Eye Health Check-list includes eating:

  • fish 2-3 times weekly
  • dark green leafy vegetables daily
  • fresh fruit daily
  • a handful of nuts weekly

Next time you see your Ophthalmologist – ask what dietary changes they recommend for you to optimise your long-term eye health.