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The Six Essential Nutrients for your Eyes Health

Keeping an Eye on Nutrition

You are already know that eating right is good for your general health.  Did you know that it’s also essential for your eye health.  The American Optometric Association (AOA), identify six essential nutrients that can protect your eyes.  They are as follow:

1.  Lutein 10 Mg per day

2.  Zeaxanthin 2 Mg per day

3.  Omega-3 1000 Mg per day

4.  Vitamin C 500 Mg per day

5.  Vitamin E 400 Mg per day

6.  Zinc 25 Mg per day

To get all the nutrients your eyes, you may need vitamin supplements in addition to what you eat.  In addition to annual eye exams, I highly recommend the essential six nutrients outlined above as part of the plan to protect your precious asset, your eyes. This blog is for general information only.

For more information about nutrition for your eyes, call us at 407-292-9812 or consult your family doctor.

Dr. Lauretta Justin
Millennium Eye Center