As we all know, one of the best ways to reduce the risk of developing cataracts is to wear sunglasses and wear broad-brimmed hats that shield the eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Another way to prevent the eye lens from clouding involves making a slight adjustment to our diets. Research involving sets of twins over a period of ten years shows that consuming diets rich in vitamin C was associated with a 33% reduction in risk of cataract development.
It is thought that vitamin C’s ability to inhibit eye lens opacity is based on its strength as an antioxidant. The study mentioned above noted that its findings only pertained to consuming vitamin C through food sources, not vitamin supplements. The fluid inside the eyeball is normally high in vitamin C content, which helps prevent oxidation and lens cloudiness.
Should you change your diet? At MAYO EYE CENTER, we stress preventive eye health care and periodic checkups by your ophthalmologist. Regular medical eye exams may help prevent unnecessary vision loss. We are committed to providing exceptional vision correction services and making our patients’ comfort, safety, and satisfaction our top priorities. Please call 662-234-3937 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 2890 South Lamar Blvd. Your eyesight is priceless! Let us help you protect it.