Can going vegan improve your eyesight?

With the new year well and truly underway, many of us have already decided on our new year’s resolutions. For some, they may be wanting to improve their physical health by working out, or for others, setting life goals for the year ahead. But for us, our new year’s resolution is to improve our eyesight. 

With January being coined as ‘Veganuary,’ many of us are opting for a vegan or vegetarian diet until the end of the month. Some questions may arise as to whether eating vegan can help to improve our eyesight and health, which we will aim to answer in this helpful guide by exploring the correlation between a balanced vegan diet and eyesight.

Benefits of a vegan diet on eyesight

It’s no surprise that eating a clean, balanced diet is important for a lot of areas of your body, from your hair to your skin. However, your eyes are also affected by what you put into your body, which is why it’s essential to make sure you’re getting enough of the important nutrients that are vital to your eye health. 

Did you know that a vegan diet improves eyesight? Or at least contributes to better eye health. The likes of vitamin A, C and E all play an important role in our vision and eye health, as well as nutrients such as omega-3 and riboflavin. These can all  be found in a vegan diet.

What foods should you eat to improve your eyesight?

As we mentioned, several vital nutrients can be found within numerous foods that we associate with vegan diets, such as vegetables, nuts and fruits. The best vegan food for eyesight includes these nutrients, along with certain proteins. 

Certain vitamins found in these foods can make your vision sharper and clearer, improve your eyesight in areas of reduced light levels, and reduce the likelihood of cataracts and other eye problems. 

It is said that dairy products, processed foods or red meats can contribute to eye problems due to their saturated fat content. In large amounts, these foods can cause higher blood pressure and blood vessel blockage, both of which can have a detrimental effect on your eye health. 

The sustainability of vegan diets

Following a vegan diet is thought to be far more environmentally friendly than most other diets, and is a lot more sustainable. Our new eco range can be found amongst our usual glasses and sunglasses collections. This range of frames aims to also help with sustainability, offering biodegradable, recyclable and FSC-approved glasses. That way, when you wear our glasses, you can feel like you’re doing your bit for not just your eyesight and overall health, but for the environment too. 

The effect of normal diets on eyesight

Of course, vegan diets aren’t a cure-all for existing eyesight problems. Although beneficial to your body, they could cause you to miss out on vital nutrients like proteins found in meat and cheese. While vegan substitutes exist, it may not be practical or financially beneficial for you to eat vegan. 

Luckily, you can still get the nutrients you need from following a regular balanced diet. If you are facing problems with your eyesight, Arlo Wolf can help you to improve your vision with our men’s prescription eyewear and women’s glasses, as well as help to protect your eyes from further damage with our range of men’s and women’s sunglasses.

We’ve got your eyes covered at Arlo Wolf

You may think that, as it’s winter, you won’t need to wear sunglasses or glasses. However, as our guide to eye problems in winter details, winter can be the cause of many eye problems. It’s even more important to wear sunglasses during these colder months, to protect your eyes not just from the sun but from further irritants and damage. 

You can view our entire eco range including men’s and women’s collections on our website. We also feature a helpful try before you buy service for all our glasses, so you can decide if a pair looks good on you before you purchase. 

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