Nutrition and the Eye

Nutrition is becoming more important in the ongoing treatment and management of eye diseases.  Conditions such as macular degeneration Diabetes Superfoods(ARMD) and dry eye syndrome are being treated in part with nutrition as a component of care.  Studies have shown the positive affects of vitamins and antioxidants such as lutein in reducing the risk of macular degeneration.  Did you know that green leaf vegetables are the healthiest food for your eyes?  Diabetic Retinopathy can be devastating to some patients’ vision, and proper nutrition is one of the core factors in treating diabetes.  Ongoing studies are also showing the beneficial affects of omega 3 fatty acids on a number of conditions.  These essential fatty acids can be found in fish oils, along with some grain and nut oils.  They help to reduce the affects of dry eye syndrome and macular degeneration.

Proper nutrition is a great place to start with keeping your eyes healthy.  Call for an appointment today so we can guide you on common sense ways to keep your eyes in peak condition.