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Prevent

Many eye diseases can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is all about eating healthy and adopting healthy habits.

Eating healthy

Eating a healthy balanced diet is often the crucial step in maintaining a healthy weight, controlling obesity, and preventing diseases such as Diabetes, all of which can impact eye health.

What can help?

  • Vitamin A
    • Sources: Green leafy vegetables, spinach, eggs, sweet potato, vegetables with orangish tint like carrot, pumpkin
    • Effect on the eye: Support the health of cornea, the front portion of the eye and retina, the inner layer of the eye
  • Vitamin C
    • Sources: Citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, tomatoes, and strawberries
    • Effect on the eye: Delay age related diseases such as Cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Vitamin E
    • Sources: Almonds, avocados, and sunflower seeds
    • Effect on the eye: Delay age-related diseases such as Cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Omega 6 + Omega 3 (fatty acids)
    • Sources: Cold water fish
    • Effect on the eye: Lowers the risk of dry eyes, supports the health of retina, the inner layer of the eye
  • Lutein + Zeaxanthin
    • Sources: Dark green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, and bright coloured vegetables
    • Effect on the eye: Delay age related diseases such as Cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Zinc
    • Sources: Beans and legumes
    • Effect on the eye: Support the health of retina, the inner layer of the eye
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Leading a healthy lifestyle is as simple as

  • Cutting down on smoking, drinking
  • Maintaining healthy weight through healthy eating and exercising
  • Maintaining normal blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
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