A new study published in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that cataracts could be less prevalent among aging women who eat more foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
The study recommended that "healthy diets, which reflect adherence to the U.S. dietary guidelines at the time of entry in the Women's Health Initiative study, are more strongly related to the lower occurrence of nuclear cataracts than any other modifiable risk factor."
AllAboutVision.com advocates eating foods, such as fish that are high in omega-3 essential fatty acids in order to stave off the development of age-related cataracts.
Experts also say that while vitamins are an essential aspect of good eyesight, they should come from natural sources rather than supplements.
Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the world and according to Seniorjournal.com, half of all American's have experienced a cataract by age 80. Common symptoms of cataracts include blurry vision, faded colors and double vision.