Bon EYEppetit: Holly jolly holiday platter


Eating foods chock-full of antioxidants can help keep our bodies healthy and maintain our vision, too. Read these articles to find out what nutrients are important for your eyes and even add some eye healthy recipes to your cookbook.

Vision science or myth


Science or Myth

Our helpful, healthful quiz gives you an eyeful of ways to improve your vision.

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Bon EYEppetit: Holly jolly holiday platter

Veggie wreath and dip

Give your eyes a reason to be healthy and bright this holiday season with a holly jolly appetizer full of nourishment for your eyes. Encircled in a potpourri of fresh vegetables, including kale and broccoli (both containing the carotenoids lutein …

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Bon EYEppetit: Health nut smoothie

Almond milk and mixed fruit

Here’s a simple formula health nuts will love: Nuts + fruit = eye protection. Almonds are full of vitamin E, an antioxidant shown to reduce the risk of cataracts,1 while the flavonoids in orange juice assist with reducing age-related macular …

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Bean salad and burrito recipe

Bon EYEppetit: Beans 2 ways

Back-to-school lunches

Make back-to-school lunches that are easy for you and healthy for your child. Since 80% of what children learn is processed through their eyes1, these beans 2 ways lunches contain nutrients to support their littler peepers. Beans are packed full …

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Apple Carrot Salad Recipe

Bon EYEppetit: Apple and carrot salad

Goodbye snow and hello spring. What better way to celebrate the long, warm days than with the season’s bounty in an apple and carrot salad. Fresh, crisp, refreshing – and good for your eyes too. This springtime medley is bursting …

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Bon EYEppetit: Eggs in a basket with strawberry hearts

Treat your eyes to a special breakfast that not only tastes good, but is good for your health. Eggs are packed with vision-friendly nutrients – like lutein, which is found in eye yolks and can help fight macular degeneration, and …

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The magical, mysterious molecule that improves your vision … and how you can harness it

Antioxidants are like air. We can’t see them or taste them. But they’re almost always around us. And if there’s a shortage, our bodies are adversely affected. These magical, mysterious molecules enhance our quality of life. Nutritionists encourage us to …

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Ask Dr. Lahr: What should I eat for healthy eyes?

Quick, other than carrots, name a food that is good for your vision. Anything? Anything? The truth is, there’s a long list of foods that are good for your eyes. According to the American Optometric Association, the nutrients that scientific …

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The diet adjustment you can make to help save your eyes

When you were little, your mother told you to eat your carrots for healthy eyes. And while it’s true that carrots are high in vitamin A, which is good for your vision, they’re not the only eye-friendly food. In fact, …

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Improving eyesight with a capital E: The little-known benefits of a vitamin

When it comes to nutrition for healthy eyesight, vitamin A often gets the star treatment. But we should take a moment to consider the benefits of the big E. Vitamin E, an antioxidant found in nuts, fortified cereals and greens, …

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Bites for sore eyes: 5 recipes for healthier vision

If a pair of glasses can correct vision, then a pair of oven mitts can improve it. One of the best ways to promote eye health is through the stomach, and you don’t have to like carrots. Sweet potatoes, mangoes, …

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The vitamin that is essential to our eye health

The sunrise and sunset may be free, but their benefits toward eye care are priceless—if captured. Vitamin D, a compound unlocked by the power of sunshine and essential for the absorption of calcium into the bones, also possesses a scope …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.