- Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E and C have been proven to reduce the risk of eye diseases. Particularly, lutein and zeaxanthin are natural antioxidants which play the role of natural sunglasses. They are concentrated in the macula region of your eye and they protect you from damaging UV light and oxidative damage. The best food sources of lutein and zeaxanthin arekale, spinach, chard, parsley, chicory, collards and other leafy green vegetables. You can also find them in pumpkin, squash, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and peas.
- Vitamin D can drastically Improve Your Eyesight. Consequently, Vitamin D deficiency leads to vision problems. Studies on laboratory mice have revealed that six weeks of vitamin D supplementation led to reduced inflammation of the retina and drastically improved vision. Besides getting Vitamin D from the Sun, you need to consume foods rich in fat soluble vitamins such as organ meats. This might shock you, but wearing sunglasses can prevent you from getting proper sunlight which effects different processes in the body (just saying).
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids help protect optic nerve disorders such as glaucoma. Did you know that Eskimos have a much lower rate of glaucoma than any other people because of their high intake ofOmega-S Fatty Acids. After all, they eat a lot of fish. Omega-3 is a tricky one: it’s called essential fatty acid because your body can not produce it on its own, it has to be acquired through food. By the way, this is one of the reasons to breastfeed because Omega-3 fatty acids are found in breast milk. The best sources of Omega-3 food are salmon, sardines, herring, and tuna.
These are just a few examples of natural alternatives that will improve your eyesight. As I said earlier, glasses and contact lenses will worsen your eyesight overtime, which your doctor has never probably told you (they are in the money making business too). But you can address the problem yourself because it starts with food, real food!