Sarnia - Lakeshore / (519) 542-3937
Sarnia - Vidal Street / (519) 336-4113
Grand Bend / (519) 238-6086

Eating For Your Eye Health

It goes without saying that a balanced diet has a good impact on your overall wellness. But we often overlook exactly how much healthy eating habits can influence your eyes. Every part of your body is like a machine that needs fuel; your eyes are no exception. Choosing foods rich in certain nutrients keeps your eyes working better, longer.

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Trying to give your eyes all the nutrients they need can be overwhelming. Book an eye health consultation with us; we’ll be more than happy to recommend some nutritional supplements to ensure retinal nourishment, suggest some foods to try, and of course, just take the time to answer any questions you might have.

Good Nutrition Can Combat Eye Disease

You might think that although eating well makes you healthier as a whole, it doesn’t directly affect your eyes. But you’d be wrong. Specific nutrients and antioxidants are scientifically proven to decrease your chance of developing or delay the progression of eye diseases and conditions. A little bit of menu planning could mean years of healthy vision.

Dry eye happens when your body stops producing sufficient volume or sufficient quality of tears. As a result, the eyes feel dry, irritated, and sore. Omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent or remedy dry eye, bringing back the comfort you want and the functionality you need. Cold water fish like salmon are a tasty source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Cataracts are a normal part of the ageing process. Almost everyone experiences some level of cataract development in their life.

Despite this, there are some nutrients available that can delay the development of cataracts. Vitamin C can slow cataract development and can be found in bell peppers, oranges, and kale.

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition usually associated with high intraocular pressure or IOP. There is evidence to suggest that antioxidants such as vitamins A, C & E, selenium, lutein, polyphenols (red wine, acai berries, dark chocolate), can produce a beneficial protective effect to reduce damage caused by high IOP. Other nutrients such as Co Q10, ginko and omega 3’s are also protective against glaucoma.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among Canadians. This disease is made all the more serious by the way it damages a patient’s eyesight without any warning signs. Luckily, there are plenty of nutrients proven to help prevent or delay AMD!

Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C both reduce the risk of AMD, as well as bioflavonoids (found in blueberries, citrus fruits, and soy products) vitamin D (found in milk, salmon and sardines), and zinc (found in beef, oysters, and darker cuts of turkey).

There are also nutritional supplements that can be taken to top up our diet and ensure the retina is getting the best nourishment possible.

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Visit one of our three In Focus Eyecare locations today.

Sarnia - Lakeshore Road

1206 Lakeshore Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 2L2

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Phone: (519) 542-EYES (3937)
Fax: (519) 542-2800

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Sarnia - Vidal Street

120 Vidal St. N
Sarnia, ON N7T 5X5

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Phone: (519) 336-4113
Fax: (519) 336-1639

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Grand Bend

43 Main Street East
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

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Phone: (519) 238-6086
Fax: (519) 238-6068

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