ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Your Eye Health and Vitamins and Foods to Protect them

Updated on June 8, 2019

Steps You Can Take To Protect Your Eyesight

By Meredith A. Iager

Your eyes are extremely important. So, protecting them should be very important to you. There are a few key items you should consider to utilize to help protect your eyesight. The following include: proper diet and vitamins, protective eye wear for hazardous jobs, vision tests yearly (making sure you have the correct prescription eye glasses or contacts, if needed).

1) Your intake of food affects every part of your body, including your eyes. There are certain foods that are great for your eye health including: avocados, carrots, broccoli, eggs, spinach, kale, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, garlic, and salmon are foods that are nutrient and vitamin rich that help not only your eyes, they keep your hair, skin, nails strong, and your internal body by maintaining healthy digestion. Can Good Nutrition Prevent Cataracts? New research suggests antioxidants and good nutrition may help prevent cataracts. Flaxseed Oil and Fish Oil are good for people who have dry eyes, so don't go running to your doctor for a prescription of Restasis (you might have more problems by using a prescription to help a minor problem of what you think is dry eye). Also, carrots contain carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are antioxidants that are found in many vegetables, which are also beneficial. Omega-3 fish oils (found in Salmon as I mentioned above as a good food for eye health) are important for keeping your eyes and your heart healthy. Vitamin A and Beta Carotene also have eye benefits. Vitamin C and Bioflavonoids: Powerful Eye Antioxidants. Vitamins A and C, Vitamin E may reduce your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Zinc also helps your body absorb antioxidant vitamins and may have its own protective effects.

2) We have established your eyes are very important so protecting them from dangerous jobs such as your everyday job, maybe at a construction site or chemical plant, or even doing your yard work is essential. Wearing goggles or some type of head gear and eye gear attached is something you should own. On a job site, depending on what kind of job, your protective gear should be commercial high quality grade goggles; nothing from the dollar store is acceptable. In fact, your company probably has these items on hand because they don't want you out on workman's compensation. If you need protective gear cutting the grass or tree branch trimming, or cutting the bushes, then your standard protective glasses from Lowe's or Home Depot will do just fine!

3) Last but not least, you want to get your eye exam yearly! This is to make sure your eyes are looking healthy and you have the appropriate prescription so you aren't wearing your eyes out too soon, squinting at everything you look at! If you are lucky enough, you won't ever need glasses, but sadly, most of us do! Take care, and remember you should never lose “sight” of what's important, regarding your health!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)