There are several ways to prolong cataract development, and one sensible way, is through nutrition. Certain nutrients and nutritional supplements may help you reduce your risk of developing cataracts, so take note of them and put them on a list for your next trip to the grocery store.
While shopping, don’t pass up some old favorites: Whole grain cereal, sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach and avocados, all good sources of vitamin E. Studies have shown that the risk of developing cataracts could be as much as 60% lower when you include these foods in a balanced diet. Don’t overlook kale and other green, leafy vegetables either. While some may not enjoy their taste, remember you can blend them into a tasty and healthy smoothie.
Antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and foods containing omega-3 fatty acids may also reduce your risk of developing cataracts, so look to add fish to your plate at least twice a week.
Lastly, an essential and easy step to reduce your risk of cataracts, and to add to overall eye protection, is to wear sunglasses that block 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays.
Cataract Surgery: Clarity in the Blink of an Eye
When symptoms of a cataract appear, you may be able to improve your vision temporarily by wearing new glasses, strong bifocals, magnification, appropriate lighting or other visual aids.
The best way to permanently treat a cataract is Rand Eye Institute’s laser cataract surgery procedure that removes the old, clouded lens and replaces it with a new, custom artificial one, restoring your vision and significantly improving your quality of life.
See Us and See the Best
While experiencing changes in your vision due to cataracts, consider Rand Eye Institute’s advanced cataract surgery technique as a viable solution. Its effective and relatively painless procedure will help you regain crystal-clear vision. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the U.S., with more than 3 million Americans undergoing this vision-restoring procedure each year. Ninety percent of those who have cataract surgery regain clear vision, in the range of 20/20 – 20/40. Call us at 954-782-1700 and schedule a comprehensive eye exam to get back to crystal-clear cataract-free vision.