While there are a lot of things that we can’t actively do to improve our level of vision permanently, paying attention to what you eat can actually protect your eyes and sight from a whole host of issues. That’s why, at Feel Good Contacts, we’ve decided to compile a list of the minerals and vitamins you should make sure you’re getting enough of, and why.
Vitamin A is very important for your bone growth and immune system, as well as for your eyes and vision. By protecting the eye’s surface, the antioxidant compounds create a shield from the danger of viruses and bacteria.
The vitamin can be found in a whole range of food that includes sweet potatoes, red peppers, apricots and carrots.
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that reinforces the health of your bones and skin. Also called ascorbic acid, the vitamin is water-soluble and is provided by a number of foods that include leafy greens and citric fruits.
Vitamin C actually has an important role to play in the health of your eyes, by reducing the risk of developing macular degenerations, cataracts and a number of other eye-related issues.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Our bodies actually rely on us consuming Omega-3 fatty acids, due to our inability to produce them ourselves.
When we are infants, our bodies need omega-3 to help with vision development as we grow. The vital nutrient can be found in oily fish, such as tuna, sardines and salmon, as well as a number of nuts.
Zinc is one of the most important minerals that our immune system needs. As well as helping with the functioning of our brain, zinc is also of a benefit to eye health. In fact, the mineral can actually be found in the macula (part of our retina), and works by allowing vitamin A to create the pigment melanin, which offers protection for our eyes. Maintain a healthy intake of zinc can be done by consuming foods such as beef, pork, lobster and oysters.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about how the foods we eat can have such an impact on the health of our eyes and quality of our vision. If you have any question at all about eyes, our dedicated customer service team are always happy to help at Feel Good Contact Lenses.