Diet for Healthy Eyes

We all know that if we intend to keep our body in good shape we have to do some form of physical exercise regularly as well as be careful with what we eat. If we only would eat junk food our bodies, and our health, would seriously suffer.

What we tend to forget is that this goes for our eyes as well. If we only eat burgers and fries, we wouldn’t be doing much for our eyes’ well-being. Thankfully, nowadays we know what we have to get into our system to maintain perfect vision.

Let’s take a closer look at what we can eat to stay as healthy as possible. Who knows – we might even be able to avoid having to use contact lenses or glasses.

Eye Friendly Foods

It is, of course, a good idea to discuss this issue with an eye doctor, but a simple rule of thumb to keep in mind is to try eating a rainbow of colorful foods (naturally-colored, that is).

For example, food that contains antioxidants can help you in avoiding age-related macular degeneration or in the worst case scenario, blindness.

Vision Without GlassesFirst of all, you have to eat enough Vitamin A. If you’ve ever felt as if your vision gets blurry at night it might be a result of Vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A can be found in vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and spinach.

When we start to get close to 40 years old, it’s not unusual to have issues with glaucoma. That’s yet another sign that you haven’t been getting enough Vitamin A.

The other vitamin that is crucial for good vision Vitamin C. It can, for example, prevent you from getting a cataract, a clouding of the eye, which is an eye disease that is becoming increasingly common. If you have diabetes, you also risk getting an edema of the retina if you don’t eat enough Vitamin C. Good sources for this are citrus fruits, rose hip, and various berries.

Omega 3 fatty acids are also of high importance for healthy vision and it can be found in salmon, mackerel, flaxseed, and walnuts.

So, if you want healthy eyes and are not sure what to eat for dinner, why not eat a colorful salad and serve it with salmon? If you do, you will treat your eyes with the best natural eye care possible.

Contributed by Anders Wedin, Optician

Posted in Diets

42 Comments

  • Dheeraj grover Aug 27th 2012

    I am 22 years old and i am a pilot by profession.my eyesight is weak i have 1.75 on my both eyes which is not good for my profession.please suggest me the right stps to remove my glasses

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  • kundan barnwal Jul 28th 2012

    sir, i m of 17 years and my eye sight is too weak there is 8 in right and 9 in left eye what should i take in my diet to improve my vision, please suggest…

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  • Atifa Jul 15th 2012

    I m thank ful to u for solve my problum.thanks again

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  • Atifa Jul 15th 2012

    My 8 years daughter can’t see properly because her right eye 7.50 and left eye 6.50.i m worried plz suggest me so eye food.

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  • szuy Mar 28th 2012

    Can you tell more about this?

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  • jack Mar 16th 2012

    i made my eyes vision better by acting the eyes exercise daily and stronge your hope that i will make my eyes vision good.
    tips:
    washing your eyes with cold water in the morning and evening.
    eating carrots and juice of carrots.
    walking in the wet grass daily in the morning.
    wearing of spactacle/glassess until to better your eyes sight.
    don’t accept the comment of those people who said to you that it is “IMPOSSIBLE” to better your eyes sight.
    don’t force your eyes to brightness and seeing the light at night.
    food:
    carrot, egg, fish,berries,walnut,spanch,drinking 15 to 18 glass of water, Omega 3 fatty acids

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    • hem Jan 20th 2013

      Hiii Jack,
      thanks for sharing such a good tips for better vission.
      Hem

      Reply
  • Mamta Arora Mar 10th 2012

    Hi
    My son is 5 years old and he never complained for his eyes but when i saw the opteometerist and we found out that he has 2.00 in left eye and 3.00 no.in right eye. I am very worried . Can you suggest me what to do to make his eyes better. We live in canada.
    Thanks

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    • ted Mar 12th 2012

      Hi Mamta, I just referenced a great plan above to look at. 🙂

      Reply
  • chitra Mar 10th 2012

    Sir,

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Can your please guide me . My son 9 1/2 Years old and my daughter 4 1/2 years old. My son have headache and my daughter watching TV she have a problem.So we took him to doctor and examined the result of doctor is he have eye sight problem of my son is both the eyes – 1.50 and my daughter have – 3.00 in one eye and -2.75 in another eye.

    Both of them wearing spectacles.
    Please guide me how to improve his eye sight with food.Please guide me i am very much fear to wear glasses.

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    • kavitha May 16th 2012

      i,need better solution to reduce dark circle&reduce longsight problem without wearing specs imeietly,please.

      Reply
  • rajashri Mar 9th 2012

    hi,

    I and my daughter has squint problem as the eyesight no. increases. Pls suggest some good solution for improvement

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  • Sunil Hotgikar Feb 16th 2012

    Please let me know what should i do for improving my eye sight. I need to improve my eye sight as early as possible. Please help me.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Sunil Hotgikar Feb 16th 2012

    i am 25 years old and my eyes are week ,my eyes feel very tired when ever i am siting at computer or when i study plz tell me what things i have to eat for eyes,i have headache all the time for my weak sight and without glasses i can’t see properly ,what can i do?

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    • ted Feb 17th 2012

      Get Glasses?

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  • ishayu Jan 24th 2012

    sir iam 13 years old and sometimes i am not able to see properly so what should i eat
    please reply

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  • ammy Aug 25th 2011

    i am 25 years old and my eyes are week ,my eyes feel very tired when ever i am siting at computer or when i study plz tell me what think i have eat for eyes,i have headache all the time for my weak sight and without glasses i can’t see properly ,what can i do?

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  • vinodh Jun 23rd 2011

    Hi sir/madam,

    I am 20 years old,and i am wearing -6 fat glasses,i have to do my work in computer all the time,,so plz can you suggest me what diet should i follow.
    Thanks in advance

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  • kainat Jun 6th 2011

    i am 13 years oldand my eyes are week my eyes feel very tierd when ever i am siting at computer or when i study plz tell me what think i have eat for eyes

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  • sumi May 3rd 2011

    I m a lady of 24 yrs old.I have been wearing big fat glasses for the past 8 years now. I have -5.50 in both of my eyes. My eyes feel very tierd whenever I sit at t he computer screen. Could you please suggest me any natural way to get a much better

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  • sofya Apr 22nd 2011

    i want to have a stronger vision and healthy eyes what should i do?

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  • Shah Apr 15th 2011

    Dear Sir,
    I am Shah. I am 18 years old and I have been wearing big fat glasses for the past 8 years now. I have -5.50 in both of my eyes. My eyes feel very tierd whenever I sit at t he computer screen. Could you please suggest me any natural way to get a much better natural vision? Not to mention my aim is to get 20/20. And yeah, I am a vegetarian but willing to start eating eggs. I am willing to work hard to get a stronger natural vision. I am not interested in any of the doctoral treatments like Laser Surgery, OR Artificial pills. If there is any food or exercise that has been proven to help improve eye sight and had no bad effects on any parts of the body, please suggest me something. I am really tierd of wearing my big glasses everywhere I go. I want a stronger vision. Any suggestion from you sir? Something that will help, I will really appreciate your good deed.

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  • Miss P. Upcraft Apr 2nd 2011

    Dear Ms Singh,

    I am a lady of 50 years of age, and have recently been recommended to wear a stronger lens in glasses since last year.

    I have been told that my long sight has incresed, and that I have hardening of the irises, with weaker muscles around the eyes.

    I know I have had glasses these past two years, but is there anything that can be done to prevent my eyes deteriorating quuickly through diet and supplement, or any other treatments available.

    I would also like some advice on how to clean them when they feel gunged up, is baby shampoo advisable to use, or is there another way to clean them. I feel my eyes are heavy and tired in the day as well.

    Yours sincerely,

    . Upcraft (Miss).

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  • MANPREET SINGH Mar 12th 2011

    Dear Sir,
    my son eyes are very weak by birth, he was wearing lenses of -10 in both eyes, can you suggest me the diet which is more benefitial for him
    tks/regds
    Manpreet singh

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  • Jayakumar Feb 2nd 2011

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Can your please guide me . My son 4 Years old have a Sight seeing problem meaning if teacher rights on the board cant see .So we took him to doctor and examined the result of doctor is he have eye sight problem of -.75 in one eye and other -1.5 .

    Please guide me how to improve his eye sight without wearing spectacles .Pleas guide me as i am afraid if we wear glass and some problem may occur as he is very small .

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  • tabrez Jan 20th 2011

    I want healthy eyes
    What should i do

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  • jatinder Dec 20th 2010

    my eyeside is so much weak> tell me right tips for to increase its capacity. thanks a lots dear

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  • Ani Oct 27th 2010

    i am 18+ years old and i have short site problem i wear eyeglass but my site is getting worse and i av worn it for about 7yrs i really need a miracle now cos it my time
    please tell me which healthy diet i should take….

    Reply
  • Papai Oct 18th 2010

    I want healthy eyes

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  • biftu Jul 20th 2010

    i am 16 years old and i have short site problem i wear eyeglass but my site is getting worse
    please tell me which healthy diet i should take

    Reply
  • kunal May 18th 2010

    what i do for my unfresh face m looking very tired on my face n eys are also narvous so waht i do, any diet for that

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  • raj gupta May 4th 2010

    hi,my daughter is 19 yr old,tell me what should i give her to eat for good site.her specters no is 1.75
    tell me what is good for her eye site.
    i want to reduce her spects no.

    Reply
  • barkha Mar 15th 2010

    my daughter is 5 years old tell me what should i give her to eat for good site.

    Reply
  • Manisha Mahajan Jul 4th 2009

    Good. Please sent me diet related to protein

    Reply
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