Slideshow: 11 Foods to Boost Your Eye Health
Cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect against dry eyes, macular degeneration and even cataracts.
The vitamins and nutrients in eggs, including lutein and vitamin A (which may protect against night blindness and dry eyes), promote eye health and function.
A diet containing foods with a low glycemic index (GI) can help reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration.
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons and berries are high in vitamin C, which may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Pistachios, walnuts, almonds whichever type tickles your fancy are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E that boost your eye health.
Foods such as carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, pumpkin, corn and cantaloupe are excellent sources of vitamins A and C.
Kidney beans, black-eyed peas and lentils are good sources of bioflavonoids and zinc and can help protect the retina and lower the risk for developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
These super supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids and have many eye health benefits, including helping to prevent or control dry eye syndrome as well as reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Help keep your eyes healthy and disease-free by snacking on sunflowers seeds, which are excellent sources of vitamin E and zinc.
In moderation, lean beef in your diet can boost your eye health. Beef contains zinc, which helps your body absorb vitamin A and may play a role in reducing risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration.
Eating healthy is good for your whole body — especially your eyes! Check out our eye-healthy recipes section, with easy recipes for deli-style kale salad, after-exercize tropical smoothie, and more!
Taking supplements can help, too. Learn how to pick the best vitamins for your eyes.
About the Author: Aimee Rodrigues has many years of editorial experience in consumer publishing, with an emphasis on the health, pharmaceutical and beauty fields. Previously she was the executive editor for this website and wrote articles on eye conditions, sunglasses and other topics.
Page updated August 2016