Written by on April 25th, 2017

vitamins for eyesMany people consider the eyes to be the windows to our souls but don’t take proper care of their eyesight. While visiting an eye care specialist should be your first goal, vitamins and minerals can make a significant impact on eye health. Without the proper diet or nutrients, your eyes cannot flourish. If you feel your vision could improve, add in vitamins to your daily regimen. There are a variety of vitamins known to improve both vision and eye health.

Vitamin A

Carrots have long been known to improve eyesight and eye health. The reason for this improvement is due to the Vitamin A, or beta-carotene, which protects the surface of the eyes. Of course, there are many other foods high in Vitamin A, including milk, eggs, sweet potatoes, spinach, and pumpkins. Vitamin A helps to prevent cataracts and even combats the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Furthermore, research has shown the vitamins can slow or even outright prevent the development of macular degeneration in older folk.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, on the other hand, is known to maintain connective tissue within the body, which helps the collagen of your cornea and small blood vessels in the retina. Drinking orange juice, eating spinach, and even broccoli – all foods high in Vitamin C – are healthy.

However, our bodies tend not to store substantial amounts of Vitamin C when consumed, so it’s important to include nutrient-rich foods in our daily diets where possible. In fact, adults should consume 500 mg daily for the best results. Furthermore, Vitamin C has been known to reduce cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

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If you have any questions regarding vitamins or caring for your eye health, contact Your Eye Specialists by calling 954-452-9922. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have!