Eat a nutritious diet
New research has indicated that improved nutrition could help to retard the loss of visual sensitivity with age. The Schepens Eye Research Institute at the Harvard Medical School, have found that macular pigment in the retina an accumulation of yellow compounds from fruits and vegetables may prevent age-related vision loss.
The scientist's findings suggest that fruits and vegetables that are high in lutein and zeaxanthin should be a regular part of our diet to maintain healthy eyes. These compounds can be found in dark green and orange foods such as spinach, broccoli, green beans, corn and peaches. Basically if you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, you will be getting a lot of these compounds.
Omega-3 (found in fish oil) has also been identified as being essential in keeping our eyes healthy and is particularly effective in treating dry eyes. The Eye Practice is one of very few to stock Thera Tears Nutrition, a specially formulated dietary supplement that works to keep your eyes healthy from the inside. Thera Tears Nutrition contains organically-grown flaxseed oil; mercury-free fish oil; and vitamin E.