Food For Your Eyes

A healthy diet isn’t only important to have a healthy body; what you eat also affects your vision. These articles delve into the eye health benefits and risks of our daily diets. From the foods highest in vision improving nutrients, minerals, and vitamins, to the eyesight-hindering highly processed foods that are so convenient, we talk about what you should and shouldn’t consume if you want to keep your eyes and vision healthy.

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin A

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin A

Let’s talk about vitamin A. Vitamin A enjoys a good, but rather vague reputation – most people are aware that they should probably make sure to eat enough of it, but an awful lot of them aren’t entirely sure why. And in most cases, this is enough. Vitamin A is indeed good for you in […]

Everything in Moderation

Everything in Moderation

Yes, it’s a maternal line, but when we’re talking eye health, it’s an important one. One of the most tried and universally true medical quotes you’ll ever encounter is credited to Paracelsus, a Renaissance scientist and the father of toxicology: “Sola dosis venum facit.” Translated, that comes out to “the dose makes the poison.” Simple, but […]

The Starchy Food Debate: Is It Bad for Eyesight?

The Starchy Food Debate: Is It Bad for Eyesight?

We talk a lot about nutrition here on RYV. This discussion mostly centers around foods that we know are good for the eyes. Take leafy greens for instance. They’re generally healthy as they contain some specialized pigments that can reduce the amount of stress aging eyes experience, lowering your chances for a few serious vision […]

Fish Oil for the Eyes

Fish Oil for the Eyes

As far as brand names go, it’s less than appetizing. And really, fish oil is pretty true to its name – it’s oil derived from fish. While it may not sound like something you want to ingest, fish oil is purported to have a wide range of medical benefits, making it one of the most popular […]

Antioxidants for Eye Health

Antioxidants for Eye Health

Maintaining healthy vision is a matter increasingly left to high-tech therapies. Laser surgery, telescopic implants, and even artificial eyes are all treatments of tomorrow and are becoming more refined and common as technology appears and improves. However, all that progress doesn’t mean that we should ignore more low-tech solutions. Eye exercises are a piece of […]

Foods to Avoid in the Hunt for Healthier Eyes

Foods to Avoid in the Hunt for Healthier Eyes

If you’ve been through a few other articles on this site, you’re probably familiar with a few eye nutrition facts. Green, leafy vegetables can help protect your eyes from excess UV light, omega-3 acids help stimulate tear production, and so on. Unfortunately, that particular knife cuts both ways; a healthy diet can do wonders for […]

Increasing Eye Pigment Can Boost Vision in Hazy Conditions

Increasing Eye Pigment Can Boost Vision in Hazy Conditions

According to new studies performed at the University of Georgia, the more yellow pigment you have in your eyes, the better you’re able to see in hazy conditions. The researchers there performed an experiment in which they set up a simulation of hazy conditions so that they could test how far people with varying amounts […]

Facts and Myths About Carrots: What They Can Do for Your Eyes

Facts and Myths About Carrots Image

We’ve all heard it before: “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes!” Granted, in most cases, it was when we were about five or six and refusing to eat whatever carrot-containing meal a parent had made. But it wasn’t just empty lip-service – well, not all of it, at least. Carrots aren’t exactly the […]

How Often Should You Take Vitamin Supplements?

How Often Should You Take Vitamin Supplements?

You’d think it’d be an easy question to answer. Many of us are so used to hearing about “daily multivitamins” that we take the one pill per day rate as a given. And while that often isn’t a bad place to start, it still is a simple answer to a complex problem. Multivitamins have taken […]

Nutrition in Vision: Try a Local Diet

Nutrition in Vision: Try a Local Diet

It’s no secret that fruit and vegetables are good for you because they are filled with many beneficial nutrients, but did you know that produce that is locally grown is even better for you than what you may typically find in the supermarket? Generally, the produce you buy at most supermarkets travels many miles to […]

What We Eat Now Affects Our Health – and Eyes – Later

What We Eat Now Affects Our Health – and Eyes – Later

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard all the talk about how the food you eat has a major impact on your overall health. I mean, if you’ve been here before, you know we talk about it all the time! You know that you can develop heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and many […]

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