Although deterioration of vision is a part of aging itself that is actually inevitable, most eye conditions and diseases can be actually prevented. Here at our Utah optical practice, we always emphasize the importance of taking steps to prevent the occurrence of such eye problems before it’s too late to reverse vision loss, one of which is eating the right types of food.
It’s Not Just Carrots!
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, one said about allowing “food to be thy medicine”. The best source of nutrients that are vital for eye health are actually in food itself! It’s not just even carrots as what your mom used to tell you. In fact, eating a wide variety of whole foods can already provide you with the much need vitamins and minerals that your eyes need for optimum function.
Specifically, it has been found out that foods rich in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and Vitamin C are very helpful in promoting eye health and eye conditions that often lead to vision loss as age-related macular degeneration and cataract. Here’s a quick post about the top food sources of lutein and zeaxanthin by the American Optometric Association. If you’ll notice, kale, spinach and collards are actually on top of the list. Thus, you might want to pick those leafy greens the next time you visit the farmer’s market or your neighborhood grocery store.
Apart from eating right, it is also equally important that you regularly get in touch with your eye care team for baseline eye exams and early detection and treatment of certain eye conditions.
Griffeth Vision Group – Your Complete Eye Care Team in Tooele, Utah
The Griffeth Vision Group is a full service ophthalmology practice located in the beautiful Tooele Valley at the south end of the Great Salt Lake. We have been practicing the highest quality eye care here since 2002. We specialize in surgical and medical treatment of diseases of the eye, including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes and many others.
Let us help you improve the quality of your life through the latest technology we offer in eye care and the warm, caring environment we offer here at our practice. Get in touch with us today by calling 435-843-8333 or by filling out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit!