Fading eyesight can be one of the biggest problems during retirement living and older adults who are looking to keep their vision sharp may want to stock up on certain foods, according to AARP.org. These diets could work whether one already has problems with sight or a family history of vision-related illness.
One side that should be given priority is spinach, as this food can help protect the retina from cell damage related to macular degeneration or cataracts.
"Spinach is the king of the green leafies," Dr.
Stephen Pratt told the news provider.
Salmon, herring or mackerel may be an ideal entree for this dish because the omega-3 fatty acids present in fish can boost the health of the back of the eye and prevent the formation of plaque that can cause disease. This same ingredient is present in walnuts.
All kinds of berries - from blackberries to blueberries to strawberries - can also boost eye health because they can reduce blood pressure, one of the primary factors in macular degeneration.
Macular.org estimates that over 10 million Americans aged 55 and over are affected by macular degeneration.