Ronald A. Sachs O.D
GOOD NUTRITION CAN HELP
Recent studies have shown that certain nutrients can have a positive effect on the wellness of the visual system. Eating broccoli, for instance, not only promotes healthy eating, but also encourages good visual health habits as well.
A 2012 report from the Ocular Nutrition Society listed three nutrients that are key to promoting healthy eyes and vision.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Found in fish oils and flaxseed
Found in dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. The USDA guidelines recommend 4-8mg/day.
Found in dark green leafy vegetables, corn and orange peppers.
An easy rule to remember: Eat dark green leafy veggies, and all veggies with color to promote
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