Nutrients for Eye & Brain Health in West Columbia

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Learn The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself

Like everything else in your body, your eyes and brain need a good source of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to help them perform their best. At Vision Therapy Institute, we have a deep understanding of what you need to keep your eyes and brain functioning properly—and it all starts with what you’re putting in your body.

Vegetables, fruits, meats, and nuts all provide various nutrients that support cognitive brain function and prevent the risk of eye disease. No matter what type of diet you prefer, we can help you find the right kind of foods and supplements you need to keep your eyes and brain healthy!

Supporting Your Nutrition

Your brain and eyes share a very close relationship, and the nutrients you take in play a vital role in your neuro-ocular health.

With studies diving deep into macro and micronutrients, we clearly understand the chemicals your eyes and brain need to perform their best. For example, we now know that omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that support your retinal health, while leafy greens rich in vitamin K and lutein can slow cognitive decline as you get older.

With this information, our team can support you and your family’s neuro-ocular development with easy-to-understand and widely available foods and supplements.

Foods & Supplements for Eye Health

Improving and preserving your eye health is one of our main focuses here at Vision Therapy Institute. Foods and supplements rich in vitamins C, A, E, and fatty acids like lutein, zinc, omega-3 are some of the most common we recommend.

Some foods can include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Mangos
  • Lemons
  • Corn
  • Squash
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Walnuts
  • Cashews
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Foods & Supplements for Brain Health

Your brain and cognitive health are essential for skills like hand-eye coordination, depth perception, and eye teaming. On top of this, they can also improve your memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Look for foods and supplements rich in vitamin K, lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and beta carotene.

Foods and supplements can include:

  • Broccoli
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Salmon
  • Cod
  • Tuna
  • Berries
  • Caffeine
  • Walnuts

Comprehensive Vision Care for All Ages

If you’re wondering how you can better support your family and their neuro-ocular needs, be sure to request an appointment with our team today! Our inclusive, caring team will take your family’s dietary needs and preferences into account and help you find the right balance of foods to serve their needs best.

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  • 3618 Sunset Blvd, Suite A
  • West Columbia, SC 29169


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