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
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Omega-3
  • Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin

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 degenerationcataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.