Salad Bar: A Sight for Healthy Eyes

Salad Bar: A Sight for Healthy Eyes

Did you know that the eye has its own special defense system? It's true. But you've got to feed it this: salad.

Research suggests that people age 65 or older could preserve the health of their retinas by getting lots of vitamin C, zeaxanthin, and alpha-tocopherol (a form of vitamin E). Luckily, a veggie-rich salad bar can load you up on all three.

The Antioxidant Ante
A study of older people revealed that low levels of key antioxidants were associated with higher rates of a certain kind of macular degeneration, a sight-robbing disease.

More Ways to Watch Out for Eyes
Hats and sunglasses can help guard your eyes. Keep your eyes looking -- and feeling -- fine with these tips, too:

Medically reviewed in April 2019.

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