The key to great eyesight is consuming the right nutrients, according to a new study in Germany.
Researcher Florian Schweigert, from the Institute of Nutritional Science at the University of Potsdam, conducted a new study entitled Micronutrients and their Importance to the Eye, which examines the effects of lutein/zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids on vision.
Published in the online journal Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd, the study suggests that lutein and zeaxanthin can play a role in preventing or delaying the development of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
In addition, the report suggests that omega-3 fatty acids protect the retina and help to stimulate the regeneration of cells and preserve vision.
Recently, Dr Christine Sindt, chair of the American Optometric Association"s contact lens and cornea section, pointed out that people can also help to maintain their vision by regularly undergoing eye exams.
by Martin Burns