Help your eyes recover from surgery by eating more of these eye-friendly fruits and vegetables. Don’t worry; we won’t bore you by listing the same old carrots.
Oranges and grapefruits
Leafy green vegetables are often recommended for eye care because they’re rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, which – aside from vitamin A and beta-carotene – are linked to all things good for the eyes. Oranges and grapefruits, however, are also rich in these – and make for better-tasting shakes and juice.
Green and red peppers
Yes, these are vegetables, and like oranges and grapefruits, are rich in vitamin C – a nutrient you may not know is also wonderful for the eyes. With these, you can indulge your need for spice while maintaining your healthcare needs.
Like its better-known cousin, vitamin A, vitamin C helps lower risks for vision deterioration. Its boost to the immune system can also come in handy after surgery.
Kale hasn’t been as widely popular as spinach. But like it, and the others on this list, it’s rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. It can also be made into chips, so you won’t have to eat it as is, if you’re not big on vegetarianism in the first place.
Just remember: You can’t just keep these fruits and vegetables in your diet in the months after lasik eye surgery. Keep eating them well beyond your recovery time, and you can help the effects of surgery last longer by maintain optimum ophthalmological health.