Let’s face it: we live in a world designed for sight. That’s why it can be unnerving when our vision starts to fade as part of normal healthy aging.* There’s good news, though. Choices you make today can set you up for healthy eyes tomorrow.
Carrots get a lot of credit for the beta-carotene that lends them their characteristic hue, but while these root veggies usually get the first word in eye health, certain lesser-known nutrients are definitely worth a look.
Vitamin A, C, E & Zinc
Vitamin A – the beta-carotene in those famous carrots plays a vital role in vision and eye health, but it’s not the only important antioxidant. As antioxidants maintain cell integrity and thus help promote healthy eye function, a full spectrum of antioxidant support is ideal.*
Bilberry jam – along with, yes, carrots, has been credited for boosting the night vision of WWII RAF pilots. These little berries are packed with powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins.
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA is highly concentrated in the retina, suggesting a functional role in vision health.* Eating fish, and getting enough DHA, helps promote healthy eye function.*
To learn more about your eye health, visit a Doctor of optometry.