Eye is probably the most precious gift of nature and it is our duty to preserve it well. Often the unfortunate ones lose it. But those who are not unlucky should take care so that bad times never come. So, to know the condition of your eye the first thing that you should do is to get your eye tested by an ophthalmologist. That way you will know the weaknesses in your eyes, if any, and the remedies for them.
Whatever you do, you should remember that nature has given a number of things for you to use and similarly there are number of natural ways to take care of your eyes and vision. Scientifically speaking there are many things present in various food items that are good for vision. So it is important to include these in daily diet.
There are two amino acids, Cysteine and Taurine, which are both very important for maintaining healthy retina and regeneration of worn out eye tissues. These two are found in eggs and fish. They play an important part in preventing glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataract.
Bioflavenoids protect the eyes from sunlight damage. Quercitin and Rutin are two of them and they are found in fruits and vegetables like apples, cherries, cranberries, grapes, spinach, kale, green cabbage and also in onion and garlic. Apart from the usual retina related diseases they also prevent diabetic retinopathy.
Next, there are the carotenoids, one of the most favored food items that are considered friends of eye. Lutein or the yellow pigment found in macula helps in preventing macular degeneration. It is found in spinach, kale, lettuce, broccoli, corn, eggs, etc. Zeaxanthin also protects from macular disorders. It is found in oranges and peas.
The omega 3 fatty acids are essential for maintaining healthy nerves in the eye and also. Omega 6 fatty acids are essential for protection the cells from getting degenerated. While omega 3 fatty acids are present in cold water fishes like salmon and tuna, dark leafy vegetables and eggs, etc. Omega 6 fatty acids are found in black currant, evening primrose and also in the milk of a human mother.
Minerals like chromium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, etc are also quite essential. They are found in some food or the other from vegetables to oysters and brown rice.