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http://www.taste.com.au/news+features/articles/320/improve+eyesight+with+food

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Keep good vision in your sights by eating the right foods, says nutritionist Nicole Senior.

Seeing an optometrist is recommended if you feel your vision changing. Correcting vision problems with glasses or contact lenses may be all you need. However, as we age, more serious conditions can threaten eyesight. You can increase your chances of maintaining good vision with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Did you know?

  • Egg yolks are one of the best sources of lutein – an important antioxidant for eyes. They also contain zeaxanthin.
  • Blueberries contain phytochemicals thought to regenerate rhodopsin in the eye, which helps night vision.
  • An average-sized orange or baked potato provides your recommended daily amount of vitamin C – one of the eye-friendly antioxidants.

Eating for healthy eyes

Golden/green fruit and vegetables (for lutein and zeaxanthin) Kale, spinach, baby spinach, broccoli, corn, capsicum, peas, dark lettuce, zucchini, brussel sprouts, green beans, asparagus, kiwifruit, persimmon and mandarin.

Orange/dark green fruit and vegetables (for beta carotene) Carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin, corn, butternut squash, yellow tomatoes, yellow and red capsicum, oranges, rockmelon, mangoes, pink grapefruit, peaches, apricots, spinach, baby spinach, silverbeet, basil and kale.

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Had your eyesight tested lately?

Is it time for your yearly eye test? Even if you have never had any vision problems, regular eye exams by an optometrist or ophthalmologist are important for early diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions and diseases.

Regular eye exams might help prevent vision loss from eye disease, your optometrist or ophthalmologist can diagnose many eye diseases that do not have any noticeable symptoms. After your first visit to your eye doctor, he or she will determine how often you should have your eyes checked.

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http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/nutrition-101/foods-for-eyes

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We only get one pair of eyes, so it’s important to take good care of them. New research shows what you eat can affect your vision as you age. Add these seven foods into your diet to boost your eye health.

Eat Right to Improve Your Sight

The eyes are vascular, so a heart-healthy diet that’s low in trans and saturated fat is important to keep the blood vessels of the eyes healthy. Foods rich in antioxidants are also known to help protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), which is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans; as well as cataracts and other eye-related conditions. In the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS), subjects who supplemented their diet with Vitamin C, antioxidants, zinc, beta-carotene, and vitamin E experienced about a 25% reduction in risk of developing serious ARMD. Here are seven foods help you see clearly.

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