Many optometrists are expanding their traditional roles to include other areas that affect eye health, such as nutrition.
Research has shown that nutrition can impact the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD),
which are the two leading causes of blindness and visual impairment among millions of aging Americans.
Nutrition may be particularly important given that currently,
treatment options after diagnosis for these eye diseases are limited.
There’s no substitute for the quality of life good vision offers.
Adding certain nutrients to your diet every day – either through foods or supplements – can help save your vision.
Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E,
and zinc to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, including macular degeneration and cataract formation.