The study in the journal The Archives of Ophthalmology was just the latest in a growing body of research linking diet to eye health
and the prevention of some troubling eye conditions.
Steven Pratt, M.D., the author of SuperHealth, says foods can help defend against not only macular degeneration but also a number
of vision disorders including cataracts, which is a clouding of the lens that distorts vision, and glaucoma, an eye condition in which excessive fluid in
the eyeball creates pressure that damages the optic nerve.
The antioxidants and nutrients that are linked to a lower risk of these eye ailments include lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins C and E.
Here are the foods — rich in these protective substances — that appear to make the difference when it comes
to eye health.