According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 22 million Americans have cataracts, 2.3 million Americans have glaucoma, and 3.2 million Americans have dry eye syndrome.
Is there a way you can help prevent your eyes from developing these damaging disorders?
A board certified ophthalmologist, Robert Abel Jr, MD, suggests that by balancing nutritional chemistry, it IS possible to control or eliminate many of the factors that contribute to the development of eye disorders. For instance, by consuming high levels of vitamin C, Omega-3, and B12, you can drastically lower your risk for developing glaucoma.
What are the top 10 foods to improve your sight, as well as lower your risk for developing common eye disorders?
- Cold water fish (sardines, cod, tuna, mackerel)
- Leafy veggies rich in carotenoids (spinach, kale)
- Onions, shallots
- Soy (non-GMO)
- Extra-virgin olive oil
Why don't most ophthalmologists address the eye's nutritional needs?
Dr. Abel joins Dr. Holly to discuss common eye disorders, and what foods you can eat to help improve your eye health.