- Vitamins A, C and E and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight.
- Antioxidants, including beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, protect the macula from sun damage. Get these antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and carrots. Notice any color patterns here? Current research shows that consuming yellow and green vegetables can help prevent age-related macular generation, a leading cause of blindness.
- Foods rich in sulfur, cysteine and lecithin help protect the lens of your eye from cataract formation. Excellent choices include garlic, onions, shallots and capers.
- Anthocyanin-rich blueberries, grapes and goji berries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision.
- DHA is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like wild salmon, sardines, mackerel and cod. DHA provides structural support to cell membranes to boost eye health.
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What can I eat to protect my eyesight?
Maoshing Ni, PhD, LAc, Gerontology, answeredProtect your peepers with a vision-ary diet! Our eyes require multiple nutrients to function optimally. Start with these:Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
What should I eat to improve my night vision?
Trouble seeing at night? Maybe some apricots are in order. Apricots are rich in beta carotene, a carotenoid that the body converts to vitamin A. And research shows beta carotene may help with night vision -- and possibly even play a part in preventing cataracts. Carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash are other great sources of beta carotene.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Is a freckle in the back of my eye serious?
A freckle in the back of the eye refers to a choroidal nevus, a common, benign, flat, pigmented growth under the retina. Such nevi almost always have no effect on vision. However, if growth of a nevus is documented by periodic observation or photographs of the retina, it may be undergoing transformation into a malignant melanoma of the eye. You should have your "freckle" checked by an eye doctor.Helpful? 6 people found this helpful.
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