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The Best Vitamins for Eye Health

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Beta-Carotene

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Another two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, may prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, according to All About Vision These antioxidants may protect the center of the retina from harsh and strong light, according to Lighthouse International Both of these nutrients can be found in vegetables like yellow peppers, chard and broccoli as well as in fruit such as mangoes, according to the Royal National Institute of Blind People

Selenium, in combination with antioxidants like vitamins A and C, may work to decrease the risk of macular degeneration, according to All About Vision Shrimp, crab, Brazil nuts and brown rice are good sources of this mineral

Vitamin A is a key factor in eye health and in the health of the retina of the eye Vitamin A deficiency can cause the condition xerophthalmia, which is a form of childhood blindness, according to the Royal National Institute of Blind People Vitamin A can also reduce the risk of dry eye syndrome, according to All About Vision This vitamin may also play a role in preventing the development of cataracts, according to the Eye Digest Good food sources of this vitamin include beef liver, eggs and milk

Vitamin C may slow down the progression of macular degeneration when taken in combination with other antioxidants, according to The Eye Digest Vitamin C may also lower the risk of cataracts and may impact the development of glaucoma, according to All About Vision Food sources of vitamin C include strawberries, kale, oranges and cantaloupe

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that can protect eyes from damage According to All About Vision, vitamin E may slow the progression of macular degeneration when taken with other antioxidants like vitamin C and lutein Examples of sources for vitamin E include almonds and sunflower seedsJoyce ImahiyeroboIp, MD, MPhil, Vibrant DermatologyNeutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer SPF 30One of my favorite OTC retinoids is Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer SPF 30.

Zinc may help decrease the risk of night blindness and the development of macular degeneration, according to the All About Vision website According to Lighthouse International, zinc may also slow down the progression of cataracts Zinc can be obtained from dark meat turkey, oysters and beef