Eye Floaters Can Be Reduced With Proper Nutrition

Many people come in to the office concerned about eye floaters.  A lot of patients have probably been told that there is nothing that can be done about these annoying specks and streaks that move across the field of vision, but you can take steps to reduce and prevent eye floaters.

Diet Advice

Here is some dietary advice I offer my patients.  For more tips on how to reduce and eliminate floaters please visit our website.

  • Eat brown rice and other whole grains instead of refined and processed grains (such as white bread and pasta).
  • Use unsulfered molasses and fruit juices for sweetening instead of white sugar, chocolate, or honey.
  • Drink rice, almond, or soy milk, herb tea or unsweetened, diluted fruit juices instead of coffee, tea, alcohol, or dairy drinks.
  • Steam or bake foods instead of frying them.
  • Eat lots of vegetables, but avoid the nightshade family (e.g., tomatoes, green peppers, white potatoes and eggplant).
  • Minimize your use of salt.
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About Marc_Grossman

Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is a holistic eye doctor and co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Grossman has been helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is dedicated to providing information to those with conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches with which to tackle difficult eye problems.