Nutrition has long been thought to play an important role in eye health and maintaining good eyesight for children, adults and elderly alike
Important eye vitamins and minerals include vitamins A, C and E, and the minerals zinc and selenium. Other important nutrients include lutein, zeaxanthin and essential fatty acids. Most nutrients and vitamins for eye health are readily available in fresh fruits and vegetables. It's best to consume these foods raw and freshly grown, since the process of cooking, freezing, canning and drying greatly reduces the concentration of vitamins.
The latest studies have shown that supplements do work. Many patients who suffer from early signs of age-related macular degeneration are given supplements that contain a combination of zinc and vitamins E and C.