Vitamins and Your Eyes. Good information to know, from Dr. Radhika Chawla, Optometrist

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Eat carrots for your eyes? Well, it’s not quite as simple as that, though nutrition and vitamins play an important role in your vision and eye health.

In a recent study, scientists found that people who ate at least three daily servings of bananas, oranges and other fruits had a 36% lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than people who ate fewer than one and a half servings. The more fruit people ate, the less likely they seemed to develop AMD.

But are you one of those busy people on the run who don’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as you should?

Consider taking nutritional supplements that contribute to healthy eyes. Look for ingredients such as beta-carotene, lutein, zinc, selenium and vitamins B, C and E for extra protection from conditions such as glaucoma and AMD.

This "Good Information to Know" was presented by Dr. Radhika Chawla is a member of Eye Recommend, Canada's Vision Care Professionals, helping doctors help their patients since 1997. They are proud to be able to help Canadians attain optimal eye health.