As Optometrists, we focus on the impact nutrition has on how you see. The other benefits of proper nutrition – improved mood and energy levels, for example – are a welcome side-effect, but not necessarily the goal we’re seeking.
Adding antioxidants to your diet can reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by 17%!
These benefits are very real and can help delay the progression of eye diseases like age related macular degeneration and glaucoma. Ask us about how your eyesight could benefit from a nutritional overhaul!
Just as a diet high in sugar and saturated fats has been linked to an increase in the development of eye diseases, a diet rich in nutritious non-processed foods has been shown to stave off certain eye diseases.
Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and AMD have been shown to occur less frequently in people who eat a varied diet that is rich in healthy proteins, vitamins, and minerals.