Eye Health

//Eye Health
Eye Health2018-04-03T19:13:58-07:00

Don’t take your eyes for granted!  Consuming a varied diet containing the following nutrients will ensure you keep your eyes healthy:

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are anti-oxidants that shield eyes from light damage and fend off cataracts & other age-related macular degeneration:

  • found in green leafy vegetables like kale & spinach as well as orange and yellow fruits or vegetables

Omega 3 helps relieve dry eyes by reducing inflammation:

  • found in fish oils, salmon, walnuts, walnut oil, ground flaxseed, flax oil

Vitamin A is found in eggs and colourful veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach and mangos

Vitamin C is in citrus fruits, berries, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, kale and broccoli

Vitamin E protects eye cells from tissue-damaging free radicals: found in almonds, nuts, leafy greens, sweet potatoes and fortified cereals

Zinc is in cheese, yogurt, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, oysters & lean meat


A progressive eye damage where optic nerve cells are damaged by excess fluid pressure in the eyeball.

  • 2nd leading cause of blindness after diabetes
  • has hardly any symptoms so get your eyes checked regularly: those over 50 should get checked every year or two
  • options include drugs or surgery

Risk Factors:

Those over 40 with these risk factors should get checked every year

  • diabetes
  • eye injury or infection
  • high usage of steroids or corticosteroids
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • low thyroid function