Fuel Your Body for Optimal Eye Health
Healthier lifestyle choices make for healthier eyes. This includes living a health-promoting lifestyle to include a healthy diet and exercise routine. Our lifestyle impacts our entire body and has a direct effect on our eye health.
Discover how a healthy lifestyle can be beneficial to your eyes and which diseases may be prevented or substantially improved with a few simple lifestyle changes. Speak to our eye care professionals about a lifestyle that can enhance your eye health.
Nutrition & Your Eyes
Systemic conditions that affect the whole body, like diabetes, can also impact the eyes. Since diet can be a factor in managing these conditions, eating right for your entire body benefits your eyes.
Certain eye conditions can be expressly impacted by your diet. The risk factors for Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and dry eye disease may be reduced with lifestyle changes like bolstering nutrition.
Eating For Eye Health
If you’re in search of an eye-enhancing diet, there are plenty of foods you can add to your plate to treat your eyes right and prevent potential damage.
Colorful Veggies & Fruits
You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. That’s true, but the eye benefits extend beyond that crunchy snack and throughout the garden. For example, the vitamin A that makes carrots so beneficial is also found in sweet potatoes and pumpkins.
Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale provide lutein & zeaxanthin, which protect against cataract formation. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits may also ward off cataracts and macular degeneration.
High-Quality Protein & Fats
The right type of fats can invigorate your eye health. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for visual development in youth and may also ease symptoms of dry eye disease. These can be found in fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines.
Vitamins are a critical part of keeping the eyes healthy. Necessary vitamins include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin A
You can acquire these with a balanced diet, but if you need a boost, there are supplements for eye health available. Speak to one of our ophthalmologists or our optometrist if you have questions about eye nutrition.
You can find our practice near the historic downtown Riverside, California. If you have any trouble finding us, give us a call!
- 4605 Brockton Ave, Suite 100
- Riverside, CA 92506
Hours Of Operation
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed