Best Foods for Light Sensitive Eyes

ViteyesEye Health, Nutrition

Do you find yourself squinting your eyes on a sunny or overcast day more than normal? Are bright lights blinding more than they are helpful? If your answer was yes, you are not alone.

Many people have photophobia, or light sensitivity. Light sensitivity can range from severe to mild cases, making many light sources uncomfortable.

Light sensitive eyes can be caused for a variety of reasons. Some causes include large pupils, light eye color, cataracts, dry eyes, computer vision syndrome, glaucoma, eyestrain and other conditions. Nutritional deficiencies, especially in lutein, zeaxathin and vitamin A may also cause light sensitivity.

The best foods to help with light sensitivity are dark leafy green vegetables, nuts, and foods rich in beta-carotene. Below are some of the best foods for light sensitive eyes:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Collards
  • Eggs
  • Zucchini
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Brussel Sprouts
In addition to eating more of these vegetables, make sure to visit your doctor to ensure the light sensitivity is not anything more serious. You can also purchase polarized sunglasses to help with the glare caused from light sensitive eyes, and try a lutein supplement to help with symptoms of light sensitivity.