Envision Optical
Optometrist in QLD and NSW

Can nutrition and diet contribute to eye health?

Andrew Bowden, your eye doctor in Burleigh Waters and Tweed Heads, and his associates take a holistic approach to eye care. This means we provide the latest treatments, but we also believe that healthy diets and certain vitamins and minerals may contribute to better eye health and lower your risks for specific conditions.

We encourage you to speak to your optometrist, however, before changing your diet. Based on your eye health and any underlying conditions, we may recommend additional changes or even a different approach.

Generally, we recommend a diet rich in the following vitamins and minerals. You can get these from food or supplements but always check with your eye doctor for the correct dosage for you.

  • Beta-carotene
  • Bioflavonoids (flavonoids)
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc

A multipronged approach to eye health—for us—means taking advantage of nature’s goodness and relying on the latest treatments and techniques.

And we are always here to offer advice and help you choose the best course for your eye health.

Would You Like More Information?

For further information about nutrition and eye health, we recommend arranging a chat with Andrew or one of his experienced associates today.

Both practices are open and following the QLD and NSW Health guidelines for health practices. As we have since the pandemic began, we follow high-standard policies and procedures around health and cleanliness to ensure your and our safety are prioritized and maintained. We care about our community and appreciate your support when visiting us. Please ensure you stay home and reschedule your appointment if you have any symptoms or are a close contact. Masks are required to be worn for all consultations. Please discuss with your optometrist if you have an exemption. If you are stuck in isolation and have eyecare needs, please call or email and we'll do our very best to help. Telehealth consultations and home delivery options are available. For more information please click here or give us a call.