Philip Walsh - How Does My Diet Affect My Eyesight?

Publish Date
Friday, 8 April 2016, 2:57PM
By Philip Walsh

Eating bright, colourful food has been proven to benefit your eyes, protecting them and even help prevent premature eyesight loss.

Research has shown that eating fruit and vegetables such as berries, kale, spinach, broccoli, foods rich in Omega 3, and olive oil will help protect the health of your eyes.

These foods, also high in antioxidants, may help protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and help to prevent losing eyesight as rapidly.

Eating foods high in sugar and starch make you more vulnerable to AMD so by choosing low GI carbohydrates, it can also assist in maintaining good eyesight.

A good balanced diet including foods such as nuts, cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, bok choy and brussel sprouts), fish (fresh or canned), shellfish, beans and lean meats also have benefits for the eyes. 

For more information on eating right for your eyesight talk to your local Specsavers optometrist or visit

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