• Sight-Savers: We List the Foods That Can Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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    Maintaining
    good eye health isn’t just about having an annual examination and
    looking after your contact lenses or spectacles. You can take a
    much more active role in protecting your eyes.

    Nutrients such
    as Vitamin C, omega-3 oils and key plant molecules are so important
    that you really can eat your way to better vision, says leading
    eye researcher Professor Ian Grierson, Head of Ophthalmology at
    the University of Liverpool.

    ‘Eye problems
    such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, a leading
    cause of blindness, are all affected by what we eat,’ says Prof
    Grierson. ‘Adding a little more fruit and vegetables to your meals
    could dramatically reduce eye disease in future.’

    So, what key
    foods should you focus on to keep your eyesight sharp and healthy?

    Leafy greens

    Spinach, chard,
    kale, broccoli and sprouts are rich sources of two important pigments – lutein and zeaxanthin – that are used by the retina at the back
    of the eye for clear vision.

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    April
    8, 2009

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