10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Vision from 10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Vision

10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Vision

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10 Healthy Foods that Protect Your Vision

“Studies have suggested that by eating foods rich in six key nutrients—antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc—you can protect your eyes from disease,” says Dr. Barry Kay, a Florida-based optometrist with more than 32 years of experience. “In other words, healthy eating habits can mean healthy eyes.”

In addition to ensuring these key nutrients are consistently a part of your diet, the National Eye Institute suggests protecting your eye health by getting dilated eye exams regularly, knowing your family eye health history, wearing sunglasses when outdoors and using protective eyewear when necessary, like while doing chores or playing sports. The organization also suggests “living a healthy lifestyle,” which certainly includes eating a diet that contains the following nutrient-rich, eye-friendly foods.

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