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Foods You Should Eat to Maintain Your Eyesight

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Eating nutritious foods is a natural and effective way to keep your eyes in shape. They contain various nutrients that help maintain your eyes’ structural integrity and visual health for a long time. Let your reliable eye care clinic, Park Slope Eye, share some great and tasty foods for your eyes.

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Bell Peppers

Bell peppers provide the daily recommended value of vitamins C and A. Eating them on a daily basis can help strengthen your immune system, making you less likely to have eye infections. Studies also show they prevent your macula from degenerating, ensuring that you vision remains intact for a long time.

Blueberries

Blueberries and the rest of the berry family have potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help fight off free radicals in your eyes, preventing damage to your eye components. They also reduce your risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases.

Carrots

Your go-to eye specialist recommends eating carrots and other orange-colored foods regularly. They are rich sources of beta-carotene, vitamin A’s precursor. They help maintain your retinal photoreceptors, particularly the “rods”, so you won’t have difficulties seeing in dim places.

Kale

Dark green, leafy vegetables are powerhouses of two notable antioxidants: lutein and zeaxanthin. They primarily serve to prevent free radicals from prematurely damaging your eye components. They are also loaded with vitamin C which enhances your resistance to eye diseases.

Wild Salmon

Most deep-water fish, like tuna, mackerel and salmon, contain high levels omega-3 fatty acids. They protect your ocular blood vessels and maintain lubrication in your eyes. This makes you less likely to develop dry eyes for your optimum visual comfort.

Chia Seeds

Did you know that chia seeds contain more antioxidants than berries and more essential fatty acids than deep-water fish? This is why your trusted eye care doctor advises adding some to your daily intake for an extra boost of eye-friendly nutrients.

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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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