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Can Diet Reduce Your Glaucoma Risk?

Can diet reduce your glaucoma risk?

Did you know that it is possible to reduce your risk of developing glaucoma with a healthy diet? Medical experts recommend a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet for those at risk of developing glaucoma. Although there is no way to fully prevent the risk of developing glaucoma, a healthy diet never hurts! The benefits of a healthy diet go far beyond just reducing your risk for developing glaucoma, though. Not only will you improve your eye health, but also your overall physical and mental health, too!  Read on for tips on which “vision” foods to include in your diet and how they can help lower your risk of developing glaucoma.

These foods include:

It’s Not Just About Diet, Though

When it comes to reducing your risk for developing glaucoma, a vision rich diet is just one component of a comprehensive plan to boost your overall health. Other steps you can take to reduce your glaucoma risk include:

Know Your Risk Factors

Risk factors for glaucoma include:

Age and ethnicity are also factors. Mexican-Americans see an increased risk for glaucoma at 60. For those who are of African-American descent, the risk for developing glaucoma increases at the age of 40. Other risk factors include:

If you think that you may be at risk of developing glaucoma, schedule an appointment at one of Vision Care of Maine’s locations!

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