The Healthy Eye

IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND EYE DISEASE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW A HEALTHY EYE FUNCTIONS

Light rays enter the eye through the cornea, pupil and lens. These light rays are focused directly onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.

The retina converts light rays into impulses; sent through the optic nerve to your brain, where they are recognized as images.

NUTRITION AND SIGHT:
SEEING WELL AS YOU GROW OLDER

Latest studies show that fruit and vegetables of green and yellow colors are beneficial for retina health because they contain zeaxanthin and lutein, which are pigments with a strong healing effect.

The most important foods for preventing macular degeneration are ones that are rich in the antioxidants beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and zeaxanthin, plus zinc and omega-3 fats.

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