Good Vision, Good Life

Good Vision, Good Life

Maintaining good vision is key to a healthy lifestyle. Protect your ocular health with the nutrients your eyes need. Good eyesight is vital for many of our everyday tasks, from driving a car, cooking or shopping to watching a movie or sharing pictures on the Internet. Learn about the foods, nutrients and actions you can take to support your vision and your eye health for years to come.

General Eye Health

Healthy diet, healthy blood sugar, not smoking and eye health supplements can help you maintain your eye and visual health.

Eye Health Information & Research

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What vitamins and nutrients help maintain eye health?

Nutrients called carotenoids, such as lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, are important for eye health. Carotenoids protect your eyes from the effects of blue and ultraviolet light and from oxidative stress. Omega-3 fats, like those found in fish and flax seeds, are good for eye health, too. Other nutrients that support eye health include vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc.

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What food is good for the eyes?

In general, eating a diet that emphasizes minimally processed fruits and vegetables along with healthy fats is good for your eyes. Colorful fruits and vegetables contain carotenoids that support the eyes’ health, and wild-caught fish contains healthy fats. The Mediterranean dietary pattern in general is an eye-healthy diet.

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How can I take care of my eyes?

Eat a healthy diet, such as the Mediterranean diet. Maintain healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Be sure to wear sunglasses when you’re outside on sunny days. Visit your eye doctor regularly to identify potential issues early. Don’t smoke.

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