A healthy well-balanced diet is of great
importance if you wish to maintain or improve your vision. Base
your diet on wholefoods, eating plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables,
nuts and dairy products and keep tea, coffee and refined sugars
to an absolute minimum. You will then be well on your way to improving
not only your vision, but your health in general as well. Certain
vitamins and minerals are of particular importance to your eyes:-
Vitamin A is helpful for many types of eye
problem including poor vision in dim light or at night. Good food
sources are: fish liver oil, liver, carrots, egg, cheese, butter,
margarine, milk, green vegetables, yellow and orange fruits and
B complex is required by the eyes to keep
them healthy. A deficiency of B2 can lead to bloodshot, burning
or gritty feeling eyes, cataracts and sensitivity to bright lights.
Good food sources are, brewer's yeast, yeast extract, wheatgerm,
Vitamin C has been found to be helpful in
the prevention of cataracts and glaucoma. High concentrations of
vitamin C are found in heealthy eyes. good food sources are: citrus
fruits, other fruits including tomatoes, green vegetables, potatoes.
Vitamin E is needed to prevent cataracts.
It helps to keep the blood vessels and retina healthy. Good food
sources are: wheatgerm, vegetable oils, wholegrain bread and cereals,
Selenium helps to prevent cataracts and to
slow the ageing of the eye. Good food sources are: fish and shellfish,
sesame and sunflower seeds, wholegrain cereals.
Zinc is required in a high concentration
for the retina to function properly. Zinc is also required to release
vitamin A from the liver for use by the eyes. Good food sources
are: shelfish, liver, red meats, eggs, sardines, nuts and seeds.
ŠTrayner Pinhole Glasses 1992,2000