There are some who say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and whether that may or may not be true, your eyes are certainly the windows through which you see the world. Keeping your eyes healthy is critical as you get older, and one way to keep your peepers in shape is by eating foods that are good for them.

Raw Red Bell Peppers

Move over oranges, if you thought they were your best source for vitamin C – think again. Raw red bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie, which makes it easier on your waistline if you’re trying to lose a few pounds. Vitamin C is good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and some research suggests it can lower your risk of cataracts.

Nuts and Sunflower Seeds

Many of us know sunflower seeds as the flavorless grey bits that make up the majority of cheap trail mix. An ounce of sunflower seeds contains half of your daily requirement of vitamin E – a vitamin research has shown to help slow age-related macular degeneration from getting worse. Peanuts, hazelnuts, and almonds are also excellent sources of vitamin E if sunflower seeds aren’t your thing.


A lot of people are unaware that the retinas in the eyes need two types of omega-3 fatty acids in order to work at optimum efficiency: DHA and EPA. Both of these necessary fatty acids can be found in abundance in certain fish, including salmon, tuna, and trout.

Orange Fruits and Vegetables

Vitamin A can help enhance your night vision. Orange fruits and veggies, including sweet potatoes, mangoes, carrots, and apricots all contain high amounts of vitamins A and C.

Protect Your Peepers with SOLO Eyewear

Incorporating a diet rich in eye-friendly nutrients can go a long way toward keeping your eyes healthy throughout your lifetime. However, it’s also important to protect them from environmental stresses as well – especially sunlight.

SOLO Eyewear’s sunglasses are prescription-friendly, eco-friendly, and made from premium materials. We donate 10% of our sales toward helping those in impoverished countries obtain the eyeglasses they need.

If you’re looking for eyewear that’s effective, environmentally safe, and supports a good cause, grab a pair of our glasses today and make a difference in your life and the lives of others!