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Posted on 09-30-2016
Millions of Americans today are trying to stay healthy, either by cutting certain foods out of their diets, exercising more, or becoming a more proactive individual. All doctors and nutritionists can agree that eating healthy is a great way to stay in shape, but what is your Katy optometrist saying about eating healthy to maintain and preserve our vision?
A recent study has shown that over 13 million people living in the United States suffer from an eye disease known as macular degeneration (a medical condition that results in loss of vision in the center of the visual field due to damage of the retina) and cataracts (a clouding that develops in the eye's lens). Researchers are currently focusing on ways to help prevent the growth of these eye conditions through healthy antioxidants and nutrients which can be found in certain foods.
Eye doctors agree that eating a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, whole grains, and vegetables is a great way to maintain good eye health and vision. Also, try to keep on top of the amount of daily vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants you intake, such as:
These healthy vitamins and nutrients are a great recommendation by eye doctors for vision and can be found in certain foods such as:
If ever you have a question regarding the nutritional value of food as it relates to the health of your eyes, the optometrists at Eye Site Texas have a wealth of knowledge and would be happy to help.
Call our Katy or Houston optometrist offices to learn more about how nutrition can help your vision. Schedule your appointment today!
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