The first step in the prevention of eye disease is awareness. To maintain good vision and ocular comfort, one must steer clear of eye disease. While many eye diseases are unavoidable, some can be prevented, slowed or suppressed by specific foods and lifestyle choices. For example, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Dry Eye Syndrome and Eye Lid Disorders are influenced by nutrition and lifestyle.
Scientific research has identified a growing list of nutrients showing eye health promoting properties, such as antioxidants, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Zinc, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin D and Fiber. Eyefoods
, A Food Plan For Healthy Eyes
describes these nutrients and identifies the amounts of each nutrient that has been scientifically shown to decrease the risk of certain eye diseases.