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Langley, BC
604-371-1214

Eating Right to Benefit Sight: Nutrition for Your Eyes

What you eat is how you supply your body with the tools to perform well. Your eyes are no different. Of course, many lifestyle choices can augment proper eating such as a low alcohol intake, not smoking, and regular exercise. The foods you choose can impact your visual health as well.

Start in the Produce Section

Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals may help to slow the progression of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Having a diet rich in vitamin A, C, and E will help your eyes stay healthy. Look for fruits and vegetables that are bright and colourful, as this is a good indicator of a vitamin-rich choice. Vegetable like tomatoes, carrots, corn, broccoli, and peppers are rich in colour and vitamins. Pick vivid fruit such as oranges, strawberries, avocado, cantaloupe, and cranberries.

Remember Your Protein

Fatty acids and proteins make a huge impact on your long-term eyesight. Fish, such as tuna, mackerel and salmon are great for your eyesight. Vegetarians can get their protein through legumes like beans, peas, and lentils or through nuts like pistachios, walnuts, and cashews. Fish, legumes, and nuts are a great way to get your essential minerals like zinc, lutein, and omega-3.

Look For Supplements

If you are struggling to keep up with the intake of vitamins and minerals, there are a variety of supplements created just for ocular health. We can help you choose a supplement that will best suit your needs. Talk to your optometrist at Willoughby Doctors of Optometry at your annual eye exam.

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Willoughby Doctors of Optometry

130 - 20728 Willoughby Town Centre Dr
Langley, BC V2Y 0P3

Contact Information

Phone: 604.371.1214
Email: [email protected]

Clinic Hours

Monday:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sundays:Closed