The 3 Most Important Vitamins for Aging Eye Health

Just like any part of your body, your eyes need essential vitamins and nutrients to keep functioning properly, especially as you age. Many conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration, can ruin your eyesight. Nutrition is one of the most common factors in causing these problems. For healthy eyes now and well into the future, eat healthy foods to give your body the vitamin-rich diet it requires to maintain eye health. Here are the top three vitamins that improve your eye health.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is excellent for vision because it keeps your cornea clean and clear. Most people have heard that eating carrots improves the ability to see in the dark. Well, that’s not far from the truth! Vitamin A is a component of rhodopsin, an eye protein that makes it easy to see in low-light conditions. If you fail to consume enough vitamin A, your eyes and tear ducts may be at risk of drying out. This could ultimately lead to the softening of the cornea and, eventually, irreversible blindness. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in preventing eye problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. And carrots are not the only Vitamin A source. All orange and yellow vegetables, eggs, broccoli, and spinach are also chock full of Vitamin A.

Vitamin C

This powerful antioxidant fights against free radicals to prevent eye damage. It is involved in the making of collagen, and thus, it helps provide structure to the cornea and sclera. It also reduces the risk of developing cataracts, preventing cloudy and impaired vision. Of course, oranges are the most well-known source for Vitamin C, but cauliflower, kale, kiwi, and broccoli (a twofer for Vitamin A and C) are excellent sources.

Vitamin E

Eye experts link many eye disorders with oxidative stress. For this reason, maintaining a balance between the levels of antioxidants and free radicals in the body is essential for eye health. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant to protect eye cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. It also plays a crucial role in preventing age-related cataracts. Avocado, Almonds, shrimp, vegetable oils, and green leafy vegetables provide ample Vitamin E.

Now that you’re aware of the vitamins that improve your eye health, plan your diet to meet your daily requirements of these essential vitamins. The i-Chek™ Illuminated Eye Examination Mirror also helps maintain eye health. By providing you the ability to see in ultra-high definition at high magnification, you can remove scruf and debris. 

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