Diet Plan for Eyesight

Nutrition and Eye health go hand in hand. Hence, it’s important to consider the addition of certain food items to your diet to maintain healthy eyes and vision.

A diet that includes whole foods containing eye-enhancing nutrients can help to ensure an individual is getting the nutrients they need to maintain proper vision and eye health.

By Adding vitamins, powerful antioxidants, minerals, and carotenoids which are easily found in various vegetables, fruits, and other wholesome food in the diet, you can keep the eyes healthy.

While a healthy and nutrient-rich diet will promote eye health, eating highly processed and high-fat foods may increase the risk of eye problems. Other factors, like diabetes and dehydration, can lead to chronic vision and eye conditions.

Thinking of which Vitamins and Nutrients May Be Beneficial for Eye Health?

To understand the subject in a broader way one should include the following

  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin: These phytochemicals are found to lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts as well as other chronic eye diseases.
  • Essential fatty acids: “Good” fats play an important role in fueling cells and optimizing central nervous system function. Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) are vital in vision development and maintaining proper eye and retinal function.
  • Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid: In addition to lowering the risk of developing cataracts, this antioxidant can help to slow age-related macular degeneration and vision loss, especially when taken with other eye-healthy nutrients.
  • Zinc: Heavily concentrated in the eye, this trace mineral helps to transport vitamin A from the liver to the retina, where it helps to produce melanin, a pigment needed to protect the eyes.
  • Vitamin E: This antioxidant protects eyes from harmful free radicals — unstable molecules that damage healthy tissue.

Keeping an eye on commonly available sources for the same can benefit eye health and vision.


  • Drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration and dry eyes,
  • Maintaining a healthy weight,
  • Managing blood sugar and
  • Avoiding to smoke may also help to have good eye sight.

As the Pandemic has increased screen time, one must observe the 20-20-20 rule meaning that every 20 minutes, a person using a screen should look about 20 feet away for at least twenty seconds. This would give the eyes much-needed rest regularly.

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