Nutrition and Eyes

Healthy Life. Healthy Eyes.

We’ve all heard that eating carrots is good for the eyes. No, your mother wasn’t just making it up. The vitamin A found in carrots and other sources is essential for good vision. But plenty of other nutrients can help you maintain or improve vision, and may even slow the progression of some eye diseases.

Eye-Healthy Vitamins and Nutrients

Foods rich in vitamins A, C and E, beta-carotene and zinc are good for eye health. You’ve probably never heard of lutein and zeaxanthin, but these are increasingly linked to healthy vision. All can help prevent and alleviate debilitating eye conditions.

  • Night blindness

    is one of the first signs of vitamin A deficiency.

  • Did you know?

    Taking too much of certain vision supplements...

    can lead to problems, especially if you’re smoker or take certain medications. Discuss any plans for a vitamin or nutrient regimen with your eye doctor before you begin.

  • Ask Dr. Pikey

    Q:    

    Can’t I just get all these nutrients through a multivitamin or supplement?

    A:     

    We often prescribe extra vitamin intake through supplements, but it’s best to get as many of these nutrients as possible through the foods you eat. The more colorful fruits and vegetables you have in your diet, and the fewer the saturated fats, trans fats and sugars, the better your eyes and overall health will be.

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As of the beginning of 2015, we are asking all returning patients to enroll in Patient Portal. This online portal contains a wealth of general health information, along with patient-specific communications from our practice.

To sign up, please call our scheduling department at 913-261-2020. They will provide you with a PIN number to use when enrolling.

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  • Thorough dilated exam to address eye medical conditions.
  • Examples: cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration.
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  • This type of exam will assess the basic general health of your eyes and may include dilation.
  • Schedule a new glasses or contact lens prescription.
  • Filed as a routine eye exam with your insurance or vision service plan.
  • No medical eye conditions will be evaluated at this exam.

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Foods and Benefits for Healthy Eyes

  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale, collard greens) are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which studies suggest are essential to healthy eyes and can lower your risk for macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, lemons) deliver the healthy doses of vitamin C your eyes need to function properly.
  • Salmon and other cold-water fish (tuna, halibut, sardines) are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to reduce the risk of developing eye disease.
  • Legumes (kidney beans, lima beans, peanuts) are loaded with zinc, which can help protect your eyes from light damage.
  • Carrots and sweet potatoes (plus spinach and butternut squash) contain beta-carotene, which, when combined with zinc and vitamins C and E, may slow the progression of macular degeneration.