Monday, June 13, 2016 07:00 PM


When it comes to nutrition and the eyes, carrots instantly come to mind.  While your mother was correct and they do provide Vitamin A, which is vital for ocular function and maintained ocular health, most people will find it difficult to incorporate carrots into their daily menus.  Luckily, there are many foods that provide great nutritional benefits for eye health and are key to maintaining your eyesight.

Here are a few vitamins that are significant for eye health.

Vitamin A – An antioxidant that promotes good eye health, reduces the chance of eye infections and, when combined with other antioxidants, can be used to help reduce or prevent the prevalence of age-related macular degeneration.  Vitamin A can be found in meat, vegetables, and fruits.

Vitamin C – Another antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables.  Vitamin C helps to promote healthy connective tissue, which occurs in the eye, especially the cornea.  It also has been found to maintain healthy blood vessels, which are vital to eye health.  Some recent studies have even concluded that Vitamin C can help slow down the progression of cataract formation.

Vitamin E – This antioxidant, commonly found in nuts, helps to eliminate free radicals, responsible for damaging cell membranes, from ...

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