November is nutrition month, which is more important to you as an eye care professional than you might think. You provide your patients with solutions to improve their vision everyday, but how often to you speak to them about the importance of good nutrition as it relates to maintaining eye health and preventing eye related diseases? WestGroupe encourages you to inform your patients about the benefits of the following healthy foods.
Cold-water fish, such as salmon and tuna are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These sea-based creatures can help protect you from dry eyes, macular degeneration, and even cataracts.
The vitamins and nutrients found in eggs can help protect you against night blindness while promoting eye health and function.
Oranges, grapefruits and lemons are all high in vitamin C, which helps reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Kidney beans and lentils are good sources of bioflavonoids and zinc, a mineral that is vital to eye health, which can help protect your retina.