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Do Your Eyes Need Vitamins?

Mother and childEat carrots for your eyes? Well, it's not quite as simple as that, though nutrition and vitamins play an important role in your vision and eye health. Certain vitamins are used by different parts of the eyes. If you include a lot of Vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin in your everyday diet, you can prevent or slow down cataract and age-related macular degeneration development.

Other parts of the eye benefit from adding omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and zinc in your foods. New in our office is "Cooking with Eyefoods" by author Dr. Laurie Capogna. This is a cookbook with recipes that focus on preventing eye diseases, with special emphasis on protection from UV radiation and blue light hazard.

In today's electronic generation we cannot avoid blue light from our smartphones, tablets, and computers. Top protective eyefoods such as kale and orange peppers are discussed. Learn how to enjoy healthy foods in delicious and simple recipes.

If you are one of those busy people on the run who don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as you should, consult Drs. Dianna Leong and Anh Bui for advice on eye nutrition to optimize your eye health.

Dr. Dianna Leong, Optometrist
Tel: 403-226-8881