The human eye is one of the most important organs of the body, many indeed refer to it as the light of the body and they couldn’t be any more apt with that description. 

 While factors like age and eye defects/diseases could result in a decline in eye health over time, studies show that nutrients available in some foods may help protect your eyes and improve your eyesight. 

 Here are 6 of such foods you can find in local markets and stores around you. 


Carrots are vegetables that are high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is said to be an important nutrient for eye health, as lack of it can lead to the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration, which can cause blindness in the eye.


By consuming fish, you allow omega 3-fatty acids into your body, as fishes are one of the sources for this. The omega-3 fatty acids contribute to visual development and building up the retina in the eye.

Red Bell Pepper 

Red bell peppers are rich in vitamin C especially when eaten raw or slightly cooked. It also contains vitamin A and beta-carotene which offers good support for your overall vision and eye health.

Green Vegetables

Green vegetables like spinach contain what is commonly called ‘the eye vitamin’- lutein. Lutein protects the eyes from damage caused by sunlight and helps to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cost of the loss of vision in adults. By consuming Green vegetables, you help your eyes and yourself to stay healthy.


Eggs are also known for being great foods for eye health. With eggs, you get vitamin A and lutein which are all vital to eye health. Vitamin A protects the cornea while lutein reduces the risk of getting serious eye conditions. Eggs can be boiled, fried, or even scrambled. Ensure to add eggs to your diet.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in Beta-carotene, which promotes night vision and overall good eyesight. They are also loaded with vitamins C & E  that can help prevent or delay the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.

While this list is not exhaustive, please reach out to your doctor if you have any issues with your eyesight. You can also send an email to or call 0700-CALL-LW-HMO if you require any assistance locating an eye specialist near you.

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