Eye Nutrition in McAllen, TX

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Nourish Your Vision

At TSO McAllen, we take a comprehensive approach to eye health, understanding that what you nourish your body with can also affect your vision. Our in-house optometrist believes in combining eye care with a focus on optimal nutrition.

Just like any other organ in your body, your eyes require specific nutrients to function at their best. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats can provide a strong foundation, but targeted supplementation can offer additional benefits.

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and discover how our eye nutrition services can make a difference.

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The Link Between Diet & Eye Health

The eye is a complex organ requiring a variety of nutrients to function optimally. These nutrients act as antioxidants and building blocks for healthy eyes, helping to:

  • Reduce oxidative stress
  • Maintain healthy blood flow
  • Support visual function
  • Reduce the risk of some eye diseases and conditions

Specific nutrients play a role in light sensitivity, night vision, and color perception.

MacuHealth Eye Vitamins: Targeted Nutrition

At TSO McAllen, we recommend MacuHealth eye vitamin supplements as part of a comprehensive eye care plan.  

These specially formulated supplements contain high levels of lutein, zeaxanthin, and other key eye nutrients, providing additional support for your vision and eye health

Dry Eye, Ocular Rosacea, & Chalazions

Dry eye, ocular rosacea, and chalazions are not solely nutritional issues, but they can benefit from a well-balanced diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. 

These can help reduce inflammation and promote tear production. Dr. Diaz can discuss other treatment options for these conditions alongside dietary recommendations.

Key Eye Nutrients to Consider

During your comprehensive eye exam, our team will discuss your individual needs and recommend a personalized eye nutrition plan, including dietary recommendations and any necessary supplements.

We’ll discuss different eye nutrition recommendations and take a closer look at some key eye nutrients you can consider for your diet.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in leafy green vegetables and egg yolks. These powerful antioxidants accumulate in the macula, helping protect your eyes against age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Omega-3s can be found in fatty fish and flaxseeds. They can play a role in healthy tear production and may benefit those who experience frequent dry eye symptoms.

Vitamin A is essential for normal vision, particularly night vision. Vitamin A is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, and dairy products.

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps protect against cellular damage and cataracts. Citrus fruits, bell peppers, and broccoli are good sources of vitamin C.

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that may help slow AMD progression. Nuts, seeds, and leafy greens are good sources of vitamin E.

Taking Care of Your Eyes: A Multifaceted Approach

Remember, a healthy diet is just 1 piece of the eye care puzzle. Regular eye exams, sun protection, and a healthy lifestyle are all crucial for maintaining good vision.

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and discuss your individual needs to create a personalized eye care plan.

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Come Visit Us

You can find us in the North Park Village Shopping Center, on the corner of 10th St. & Wisconsin, across from Best Buy & Wallbanger. We look forward to seeing you!

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  • 8001 N. 10th St. Suite 140
  • McAllen, TX 78504

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Our Brands

Choosing new frames and lenses can be a big decision, and we’re all about giving you options. Our optical boutique offers a wide range of eyewear options, including modern styles and brands. Finding the right frames to complement your style and vision needs is important, and our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit.

Visit us today to explore our optical boutique and find the frames you’ve been looking for.

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