May is Healthy Vision Month
Do you extend your arms when reading a menu? Or bring the newspaper closer to you? Declining vision may be a sign of aging, but eating the right foods may help improve your vision:
- Vitamin C may help with slowing macular degeneration and reducing the risk of cataracts and glaucoma. Vitamin C can be found in oranges, cantaloupe, bell peppers, and broccoli.
- Vitamin A may lower your risk for cataracts, corneal ulcers, and could help with seeing better in the dark. Vitamin A is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, and spinach.
- Vitamin E may help reduce the risk for macular degeneration and cataracts. Vitamin E is found in almonds, sunflower seeds, avocado, and blackberries.
It’s best to schedule regular appointments to check your eyes. Your physician can help you determine what treatment you may need to improve your vision.