HEALTH: 8 Common foods that improve eye

Obinwannem News HEALTH: 8 Common foods that improve eye

For one to see without stress is a rare gift from God, many people are often faced with the challenges of seeing clearly without the aid of glasses. Most time we dont really give much thought to our eyes until something goes wrong.

One powetful way of protesying your vision is by being mindful of what you eat, and knowing the right kind of food to eat inorder to improve our vusion.

These are the list of foods that improve your eyesight from eggs to oranges, these7 surprising foods may protect your vision and safeguard your eyes from devastating diseases.

Here are Six common foods that would help improve your vision


We have heard it since we were kids: “Eat your carrots for good eyesight!” And it’s true — carrots contain a large amount of vitamin A and the antioxidant lutein. That being said, they help prevent cataracts, macular degeneration, and corneal ulcers. Dip them in just about anything or eat them as a side with your lunch or dinner.


Citrus fruits such as berries and lemons are high in vitamin C. It has long been proven that vitamin C supports the health of blood vessels in the eye. The American Optometric Association explains, “numerous studies have linked vitamin C intake and decreased risk of cataracts. In one study, women taking vitamin C for 10 years or more experienced a 64 per cent reduction in the risk of developing nuclear cataracts.”


It has been proven that the refined white flours commonly found in may actually increase your chances of contracting an eye disease. Instead, eat whole grains. As Envision Eyecare explains, “the vitamin E, zinc and niacin found in whole grains also help promote overall eye health.”

  1. FISH

Fish such as tuna and salmon contain a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids. Clinical studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal infant vision development. “Omega-3 supplemental formulas appear to stimulate visual development in infants (” Studies also suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help protect adult eyes from dry eye syndrome and macular degeneration.


This mouthwatering fruit is loaded with vitamin C, which has been shown to improve the health of eye tissue. According to Reader’s Digest, “vitamin C may help regenerate other important antioxidants, such as vitamin E.”


Peppers come in all different colours and contain numerous nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin. All of which have been shown to improve eyesight and maintain eye structure.

  1. NUTS

Nuts such as almonds are rich in vitamin E and copper which have been proven to protect the retina and promote healthy vision. “One study showed that a weekly serving of nuts may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (Sharecare).”

  1. EGGS

Eggs contain the antioxidant lutein and vitamin A. The yolk has been proven to slow the process of age-related macular degeneration. Natural News explains, “the body absorbs lutein found in egg yolks more easily than it does those found in fruits or vegetables.” That being said, eggs have been identified as one of the most helpful foods for eye.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku/ Obinwannem News writer, Sept 10, 2022

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