Nutrition and the Eyes

Eyes diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration are more common with ageing, and may cause vision loss and even blindness. Nutrition and vitamins can play an important role in delaying or preventing these common ageing conditions.

As well as adopting a healthy diet, you can also protect your eyes against degeneration by protecting them against UV radiation with sunglasses, avoiding smoking and treating any chronic general health problems that may contribute to eye disease. Regular eye health exams at Envision Optical will also help prevent degeneration by ensuring early detection of any problems and the earliest possible treatment.

A diet high in saturated fat and sugars may increase your risks of developing various eye diseases such as cataracts, and macular degeneration, as well as the ocular complications of diabetes.