Everything you eat affects every aspect of your health, including your vision. At Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates, therapeutic optometrist Edwin Y. Endo, OD, provides good health and nutritional counseling services for adults and children. The team recommends the nutrients you need to maintain good eye health and protect your vision in the long term. They also sell nutraceuticals that ensure you get enough vitamins and essential minerals in your daily diet. Call the office in the Aiea-Pearl City neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii, to schedule an appointment or book a good health and nutritional counseling consultation online today.
The good health and nutritional counseling services available at Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates focus on enhancing your eye health through your diet and lifestyle choices.
The team’s approach is to include a nutritional component along with education so you receive a full spectrum of treatments that support long-term vision and eye health.
During your initial appointment at Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates, the experienced providers assess your current diet and lifestyle habits. They pay close attention to what you’re eating and can recommend foods and supplements that contain nutrients that support long-term eye health.
Common nutrients your eyes need include:
Zinc supports the health of your retina by bringing vitamin A from your liver to preserve a protective pigment in your eye. This reduces your risk for poor night vision, cataracts, and other vision impairments.
Vitamin C lowers your risk of developing cataracts and can slow down the progression of macular degeneration to prevent vision loss.
Vitamin E protects cells in your eyes from free radicals that break down healthy tissues.
Lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk for chronic eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.
The Edwin Y Endo, OD & Associates team offers comprehensive resources that help you understand how to get more essential nutrients into your diet.
For instance, if you want to get more zinc, you should select colorful fruits like persimmons and tangerines and eat more vegetables like broccoli and corn. You can enhance your vitamin E levels by eating more nuts, sweet potatoes, and vegetable oils.
If you follow a healthy diet but still don’t get enough nutrients, the team may recommend high-quality nutraceuticals. They offer retail sales of MaxiVision® tabs, a multi-nutritional supplement that prevents cataracts and macular degeneration, and LipoiCare PL tabs, an antioxidant that protects against damage from free radicals.
The providers can determine which nutrients you need based on your age, eye health, and general health.
Call the office of Edwin Y. Endo, OD & Associates to schedule a good health and nutritional counseling consultation or book an appointment online today.