Important Announcement: We've partnered with ReFocus Eye Health to best focus on providing the best patient care possible. Of course, our doctors and staff will remain the same but our name, logo, and website will be updated as we integrate with the ReFocus family of eye clinics. This will not affect your appointments or your patient experience in the least.
Important Annoucement: Our Blue Bell clinic is now closed. All patients from that office will be seen at our state-of-the-art North Wales location, where they can expect the same caliber of exceptional eye care and patient experience. This location is only 6 miles away and has ample parking.
Maintaining good nutrition affects every aspect of your health, so it is also important in preserving the health of your eyes.
A low fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables and whole grains can help your heart as well as your eyes. Your eyes rely on many small blood vessels for oxygen and nutrients, just as the heart relies on larger vessels. Keeping those arteries healthy will help your eyes.
In general, most people can get and should get enough nutrients through their diet of eating healthy foods without needing to take supplements.
People who have Age-Related Macular Degeneration are the exception: In this case taking the AREDS2 supplements is recommended. The Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), showed that supplementation with certain micronutrients reduces by 25% the progression of dry AMD into the more advanced stage in which vision loss occurs. Ask your doctor at your next eye exam.
No matter your age, it’s not too late to start eating healthy. Start eating well now to benefit your vision and your health for the rest of your life.