Protect Your Eyesight
Salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect against dry eyes.
Spinach, kale and collard greens contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are plant pigments.
Kidney beans, black-eyed peas and lentils are good sources of bioflavonoids and zinc, which help to protect the retina.
Swap refined carbohydrates for foods with a low glycemic index (GI) like quinoa, brown rice, whole oats and whole-wheat breads and pasta.
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons and berries are rich in vitamin C.
Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, they provide many eye health benefits, including prevention of dry eye syndrome.
When consumed in moderation, lean beef can support eye health. Beef contains zinc, which helps your body absorb vitamin A.
Pistachios, walnuts and almonds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, which make them powerful eye health boosters!
Nutrients found in eggs include lutein and vitamin A, which protect eyes from night blindness and dryness, and improve overall eye health.
An excellent source of vitamin E and zinc, which are great eye health boosters.
Carrots, tomatoes, strawberries and corn are excellent sources of vitamins A and C. Carotenoids — the compounds that give these fruits and vegetables their yellow, orange and red pigments — may also help reduce the risk of eye diseases.
An eye is composed of more than 2 million working parts.
Only 1/6 of the human eyeball is exposed.
A fingerprint has 40 unique characteristics, but an iris has 256, a reason retina scans are increasingly being used for security purposes.
Humans and dogs are the only species known to seek visual cues from another individual’s eyes, and dogs only do this when interacting with humans.
Corneas are the only living tissues that don’t have blood.
Humans can see more shades of green than any other colour.
Some people are born with two differently coloured eyes. This condition is known as Heterochromia.
Pirates believed that wearing gold earrings improve their eyesight.
About half of the human brain is dedicated to vision and seeing.
A newborn baby will cry, but will not produce any tears. Babies do not produce tears until they are around six weeks old.
Eyes heal quickly. With proper care, it takes only about 48 hours to repair a minor corneal scratch.
80% of vision problems worldwide are avoidable or even curable.
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