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Top 10 Best Foods For Better Vision Health

Health for your eyes with Kale

Your Eyes Deserve Your Best Health!

The definitive, final, ultimate list of which foods are best for preserving your eyes and your vision health.

(ok, maybe not the ultimate health list, but we like giving this blog post a bit of hype – tongue in cheek)

We have crunched the numbers. We have done the “health” math. We have done our homework. Here is our official TOP 10 FOODS TO EAT FOR BEST VISION HEALTH. It is not an exhaustive list by any means, but these are the top 10 foods that, in our view, will do the MOST for helping you maintain excellent eyes, excellent vision well into your years.

It is recommended by some that one should have at least 4 of these foods in your diet regularly at a minimum. If you are consuming 8 or more of these, you get an A+!

Here are the Top 10 foods you should have in your diet for better vision:

#10 Raw Red Peppers

Bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie. Did you catch that? Those things as light as balloons pack quite a punch. Vitamin C is good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and science suggests it could lower your risk of getting cataracts. It’s found in many vegetables and fruits, including bok choy, cauliflower, papayas, and strawberries. Now, if you cook this stuff you WILL decrease its health impacts… A LOT!. So go raw man! Go raw!

#9 Legumes

Lentils, Kidney Beans, and Black-Eye Peas are all giving you bioflavonoids and zinc — and can help protect the retina and lower the risk for developing macular degeneration and cataracts.

#8 Nuts

You have a lot of freedom in this category: pistachios, almonds, walnuts, even peanuts, all are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E that boost your eye health.

#7 Oranges or Grapefruit

Vitamin C can boost immunity, which is great. But there is some research to suggest that it also may improve the health the eye tissue itself. The National Eye Institute commented that Vitamin C “may help to regenerate other important antioxidants” in the eyes, such as Vitamin E.

#6 Sweet Potatoes

Orange-colored fruits and vegetables are all high in beta-carotene. This is a form of Vitamin A that helps with night vision, your eyes’ ability to adjust to darkness. One sweet potato also has more than half the vitamin C you need in a day and a little vitamin E.

So you can dig into sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, mangos, and apricots.

#5 Eggs

Eggs have zinc. Zinc helps your body use the lutein and zeaxanthin from its yolk. Why is this important? Well, it seems the yellow-orange color of these compounds also blocks harmful blue light from damaging your retina. It is all about protective pigment in the macula folks! You say WHAT!? Yeah, that is what we said!

#4 Lean meat and poultry

In moderation, lean beef in your diet can boost your eye health. Beef contains zinc, which helps your body absorb vitamin A and may play a role in reducing risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration. Poultry and pork are also good sources, but so are Oysters. In fact Oysters have more zine per serving than ANY OTHER FOOD. But hey, if you are into Oysters. It’s an acquired taste we are told.

You see, Zinc brings vitamin A from your liver to your retina, where it’s used to make the protective pigment melanin – it’s all about that darn pigment.

#3 Carrots

Carrots are known for helping with good eye health. Again, Vitamin A is at play here along with beta carotene. The surface of the eye is positively impacted by these two buddies, which can prevent eye infections and other serious eye conditions.

#2 Kale or Spinach

Kale and Spinach are big winners in this top 10, but so are collard greens. “Don’t forget them collards” is the saying isn’t it? Well, if not – anyway – don’t forget them. These three are all rich in vitamin C and E and also have the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These plant-based forms of vitamin A lower your risk of long-term eye diseases, including AMD and cataracts.

We can bet that most of you don’t eat enough of these powerful foods. These are a must in our view.

#1 Fish

And then there was one. The top of the heap, the big hauncho! Well, in our list, it is Fish. We know all about the mercury concerns and they are very, very real (and getting worse). But for now, there is one food that simply gets it done and that is fish. Omega-3s are the key here. Don’t like fish? Then look into Omega-3 supplementation. Your eyes will not only thank you, they will be healthy enough for you to perhaps continue seeing well late into your life.

Well, there you have it. The official TOP 10 FOODS TO EAT FOR BEST VISION HEALTH. We hope you have enjoyed learning a bit along with us! Now our crack research team will go back to shipping out your contact lens products that you keep ordering again and again! Oh – and by the way, thank you for that! Your business means the world to us!


  1. Broccoli
  2. Brussel Sprouts
  3. Squash
  4. Avacadoes
  5. Sunflower Seeds

…there, we didn’t want to go down on record without naming those foods too. Look, if you are eating even a bit of each of these on a semi-regular basis, that is something. Something always most start with something, for from nothing comes nothing. Whoa, did we just write that?

Warmest regards to all of you!

The Crack Research Team


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Myopia and What You Can Do

Worried about Myopia? Have Blurry Vision?

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So you have Myopia or are concerned about it? You came to the right blog…

Closeup of a young beautiful woman.Myopia is known for being the reason why distant objects are blurry and why sometimes you will see flashes of light.  You maybe wondering how is this caused? Or why can’t I see that sign on the road?

Well this is caused by either an enlarged eye from front to back or having a curved lens. Unfortunately, if this runs in the family, you may have a higher chance of carrying it on. If your family history doesn’t show having any signs of Myopia, it can be caused by reading to often or staring at your computer monitor or any type of screen for long periods of time. So go outside and get some fresh air if you can!

Good news is that this is a disease that can be cured in multiple ways. First is the obvious and most common way which is glasses. Glasses are the safest and simplest way to correct myopia.

Contact lenses is the next big thing. It is more appealing and has a cosmetic use to it as well. With Myopia, contact lenses become the first refractive surface for light. Therefore, it gives a wider range of view and overall clearer vision. Except it might not be for everyone.

Eye examRefractive surgery is the closer option to having Myopia permanently cured but requires a second thought. The reason behind this is due to the fact that it eliminates or decreases dependency on glasses and contact lenses, however it may or may not be permanent. You will need to ask your eye care professional on which refractive surgery will be best suited for you.

You’re probably thinking that Myopia isn’t as detrimental as you may have thought. There are cures as stated above, but are there different forms? Yes.

There is another form called “High Myopia” which is more severe. It is severe due to the eyeball stretching even longer. To get a better picture, think of a rubber band. Now that rubber band is strong and has multiple fibers holding it together, but with enough force the fibers tear. Imagine this scenario but with the eye. The longer the eye stretches, holes and retinal detachment is more common. With this form of Myopia, losing eyesight is a very real possibility. It can be prevented by visiting your eye care professional and having more comprehensive dilated eye exams.

Myopia is a common in many countries. Most common is in Singapore. Studies have shown that one in three five year olds is myopic. As the age goes up, the figure increases in 18 year olds by 80%! This is an increasing problem in Asian countries. In the U.S, 30-40% of Americans are Myopic. In Canada, about 30% of Canadians are myopic. But, don’t let this statistic alarm you. You can do something about it or at least mitigate it like I said above.

Two kidsYou can’t really escape Myopia like you can escape a cold or flu, but if you have the time and know you have Myopia or are a possible target for it, please contact your eye care specialist and discuss the safest and most comfortable route for you.

Written by: Ashleen Rosanna Chand