Best Foods for Eye Health

Healthy food at home. Happy family in the kitchen. Mother and children daughters are preparing the vegetables.Healthy eyes are your window to the world. Maintaining clear vision, however, takes work. Your eyes are sensitive organs that can put up with abuse, but only to a point.

Age increases the likelihood of vision trouble. Years of cell damage from the sun can boost the risk for conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.


Although each of these conditions is different, all can impair vision. Similarly, you may be able to reduce the risk of developing one with a healthful diet.

Notable studies indicate that nutrients like zinc, copper, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin can have significant impacts on vision and eye health.

So, what should you be eating to give yourself the best chance to enjoy good vision far into the future? Let’s take a look.

Fish: A great source of omega-3 fatty acids that may help promote overall eye health. Good options include tuna, salmon, trout, mackerel, and sardines.

Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, that can fight eye damage. Lemons, oranges, and grapefruit are terrific options.

Sweet potato: Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin beta carotene and vitamin E. In fact, virtually any orange fruit or vegetable is a strong choice for eye health.


Eggs: Eggs are a great source of the antioxidant’s lutein and zeaxanthin, which are associated with a lower risk of age-related vision loss. They are also rich in vitamin C, E, and zinc.

Beef: Beef is a great source of zinc, which is associated with a lower risk of age-related sight loss.

The list doesn’t stop here, either. Leafy greens, nuts and seeds, water, and many other nutrient-dense foods can promote lasting vision. Do your best to make healthy food choices and may literally see the benefits.

Author Bio

About eight years ago, Mat Lecompte had an epiphany. He’d been ignoring his health and suddenly realized he needed to do something about it. Since then, through hard work, determination and plenty of education, he has transformed his life. He’s changed his body composition by learning the ins and outs of nutrition, exercise, and fitness and wants to share his knowledge with you. Starting as a journalist over 10 years ago, Mat has not only honed his belief system and approach with practical experience, but he has also worked closely with nutritionists, dieticians, athletes, and fitness professionals. He embraces natural healing methods and believes that diet, exercise and willpower are the foundation of a healthy, happy, and drug-free existence.