Dr. Jennifer L. Shane & Associates
5385 Reno Corporate Dr #100 Reno RV 89511 +1 775-852-3937
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Reno, NV / 775-852-3937

Proper Nutrition Keeps You & Your Eyes Healthy

Your best health goes beyond fitness. The same goes for your eyes. Your eye health is about more than just a prescription for glasses, it is qualified by the condition of the tissues and structures that make up your entire eye. Healthy eyes function well, look great, and last a lifetime. While overall health is your best bet, there are some dietary choices and vitamins that are specific to your eyesight.

Avoiding processed foods, refined sugar, and excessive salt will boost your overall health, a benefit well worth the willpower it takes to beat those cravings. Smoking cessation and lowering alcohol intake can make a huge impact on the risk of developing early cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. For those suffering from dry eye, quitting smoking could be the best decision you ever made.

Eating For Eyesight

Just like the rest of your body, eating nutritious food can make a big difference in the longevity of your vision. Fruits and vegetables are very good for your eyes, especially if they are colorful. This is usually an indicator of Vitamin C, A, and E, all important to your eyes.

  • Red: Tomatoes, strawberries, bell peppers, cranberries
  • Orange: Mangoes, oranges, sweet potatoes, carrots
  • Yellow: Lemons, squash, corn, cantaloupe,
  • Green: Spinach, kale, broccoli, avocado

Fatty acids and proteins are also extremely important to your long-term eye health. Beef can be a beneficial addition to your diet, but should be considered in moderation. Vegetarian protein sources and fish are the best options for your sight, as they provide protein as well as essential minerals like zinc, lutein, and omega-3.

  • Fish: Salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines
  • Meat & Dairy: Cheese, yogurt, milk, eggs
  • Nuts: Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews
  • Legumes: Beans, peas, lentils

Supplements For Eyesight

If you are finding it difficult to pack your diet full of these food sources, there are many supplements out there to augment your daily eating habits. In fact, there are a number of supplement blends made specifically to boost eye health. When used properly, you can reduce the risk of developing ocular diseases like AMD and cataracts.

Talk to an optometrist at Dr. Jennifer L. Shane & Associates about what supplements may work best for you.

Visit Our New Office in Reno

We are located on Reno Corporate Drive off of Longley and Barron Way. From Longley off McCarran turn east onto Barron way then turn south on Reno Corporate Drive. We will be on your right side. From Double R heading toward Longley, turn north on Reno Corporate Drive just before Longley. Proceed on Reno Corporate Drive to the last drive way before Barron Way. We will be on your left side.


Dr. Jennifer L. Shane & Associates
5385 Reno Corporate Drive #100
Reno, NV, 89511

Contact Number

Phone: 775-852-3937
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday:9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday:10:00am - 4:00pm