Eating Right For Eye Health

Eye food

Did you know eating healthy can also help your eyes?

Well it can! And it’s not only carrots you have to eat. Take a look at this list of eye friendly foods that can surely help keep your peepers happy.

Follow these easy steps from Epoch Times and you’ll be well on your way to an eye-friendly diet.

Eat the Rainbow. Eat three colors of fruits and vegetables a day.

Get Comfortable With Carotenoids. Vital to eye growth and development, carotenoids are key nutrients that give vegetables and fruits their vibrant colors. While considering eye-healthy ingredients, remember the darker the vegetable or fruit, the better it is for your eyes.

Think deep-red tomatoes, dark-green kale, bright-orange squashes and sweet potatoes. These foods contain high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, also powerful carotenoids that are great for your eyes.

An Apple a Day Keeps the Ophthalmologist Away. Apples, along with produce like limes, blueberries, and onions, are a major source of nutrients called polyphenols. These may help blood flow to the retina and fight damage from ultraviolet sunlight.

Make Friends With Fish. Seafood like scallops, salmon, sardines, and halibut are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which support healthy eye development. Enjoy them at least once or twice a week simply grilled, tossed in salads, or piled high in spicy fish tacos.

Two Foods Are Better Than One. There are certain eye-healthy combinations that are more beneficial when eaten together. To help your body absorb eye-healthy vitamins more efficiently, eat them with a small amount of fat like a drizzle of olive oil or with avocados and nuts, which are good sources of healthy fats.

Eye food

Important Safety Information

The Visian ICL is intended for the correction of moderate to high nearsightedness. Visian ICL and Visian TICL surgery is intended to safely and effectively correct nearsightedness between -3.0 D to -15.0 D, the reduction in nearsightedness up to -20.0 D and treatment of astigmatism from 1.0 D to 4.0 D. If you have nearsightedness within these ranges, Visian ICL surgery may improve your distance vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Because the Visian ICL corrects for distance vision, it does not eliminate the need for reading glasses, you may require them at some point, even if you have never worn them before.

Implantation of the Visian ICL is a surgical procedure, and as such, carries potentially serious risks. Please discuss the risks with your eye care professional. Complications, although rare, may include need for additional surgical procedures, inflammation, loss of cells from the back surface of the cornea, increase in eye pressure, and cataracts.

You should NOT have Visian ICL surgery if:

  • Your doctor determines that the shape of your eye is not an appropriate fit for the Visian ICL
  • You are pregnant or nursing
  • You do not meet the minimum endothelial cell density for your age at the time of implantation as determined by your eye doctor
  • Your vision is not stable as determined by your eye doctor

Before considering Visian ICL surgery you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care professional about Visian ICL surgery, especially the potential benefits, risks, and complications. You should discuss the time needed for healing after surgery. For additional information with potential benefits, risks and complications please visit



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*American Refractive Surgery Council

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