Nutrition influences eye health

Nutrition can influence your eye health. Below is a handy table summarizing the research on nutrition and eye health from a newsletter that went out to our patients. Click here for the full newsletter.

Nutrition and benfits for the Eye table

Vitamin A May prevent night blindness & dry eyes Spinach, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Mangoes, Milk, Eggs
Vitamin C May reduce risk of macular degeneration & cataracts Oranges,  Strawberries, Grapefruit, Kale, Broccoli, Bell Peppers
Vitamin D May reduce risk of macular degeneration & cataracts Oranges, Orange Juice, Milk, Mushrooms, Eggs, Cheese
Vitamin E May reduce risk of advanced AMD Almonds, Hazelnuts, Sunflower Seeds
Beta-Carotene May slow macular degeneration Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Kale
Bioflavonoids (Flavonoids) May protect against cataracts and macular degeneration Berries, Grapes, Apples, Cherries, Citrus Fruits, Legumes
Omega 3 Fatty Acids Helps with dry eyes Avocadoes, Flaxseed, Walnuts
Carotenoids May help protect your eyes from blue light May reduce risk of macular degeneration Lettuce, Carrots, Tomatoes, Squash, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Apricots

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