What we eat regularly has positive or negative effects on our overall health, including our eyes and vision. While a well-balanced diet is always recommended, certain foods are especially helpful in helping to maintain good eye health. And no, it’s not just carrots - eat the rainbow and include lots of leafy green vegetables as often as you can.
The most important nutrients for eye health are:
- Vitamin A
- Beta carotene
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
The foods listed in this section will help to increase your intake of these important nutrients. Consuming these regularly as part of a well balanced, colourful diet, will help to prevent or delay the onset of eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
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