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Eye Nutrition in Ottawa

Contribute to Healthy Eyes

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Eating healthy and maintaining your overall health is a great preventive measure to help your eyes stay as healthy as possible into the future.

Getting the nutrients your body needs to perform its best and stay healthy, combined with routine comprehensive eye exams, can provide you with healthy vision for years to come.

Vitamins, Minerals, & Omega-3s

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Have you ever heard that carrots are good for your eyes? That’s because they are rich in vitamin C, calcium, biotin, potassium, and more. 

Carrots aren’t the only good thing for your eyes. Eating a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s can contribute to healthy eyes.

  • Vitamins like C, E, and A benefit several parts of the eye, including the cornea, retina, aqueous and vitreous humour, the lens, and more. Leafy greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, oranges, and colourful vegetables are often high in vitamins that benefit your eyesight.
  • Minerals like calcium, sodium, and zinc benefit many parts of your body. Zinc is often considered one of the most beneficial minerals for eyesight because it carries vitamins from your liver and helps protect your eye.
  • Omega-3s help promote eye health and carry vitamins throughout your body. Your retina is made up of DHA, one of the omega-3 fatty acids.
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Boost Your Eye Health

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Introducing vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s is a great way to increase your eye health and promote overall health.

eyeDOCS’ optometrists are knowledgeable and skilled in providing nutrition guidance to help you maintain your vision. Schedule an appointment with our team today.

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Find A Location In Ottawa

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eyeDOCS Barrhaven

Just off the Fallowfield Road exit of Highway 416, we provide eye care for all patients in this area. Services are available in English and French.

  • 4100 Strandherd Dr
  • Ottawa, ON K2J 0V2

Saturdays are open on alternate weeks. Please call or check Google Business profile to verify.

eyeDOCS Kanata

Find us across from the Kanata Research Park and down the street from the Richcraft Recreation Centre. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

  • 700 March Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K2K 2V9

Saturdays are open on alternate weeks. Please call or check Google Business profile to verify.

eyeDOCS Preston

Find us in the expanding community of Little Italy for accessible eye care services. Our optometrists can provide appointments in English and French.

  • 351 Preston St
  • Ottawa, ON K1S 1V6

eyeDOCS Riverside South

In the heart of Riverside South conveniently serving: Manotick, Greely, and Barrhaven. We are happy to treat the surrounding communities for all their optical needs in English or French.

  • 4452 Limebank Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K1V 2N8

eyeDOCS Ottawa

Our flagship office is located in Alta Vista near Billings Bridge Shopping Centre. Services are available in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • 1285 Kilborn Ave
  • Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9

eyeDOCS Westboro

Find us in the heart of the Westboro Village on Richmond Road near the corner of Eden Avenue. We provide services in English, French, Cantonese, and Spanish.

  • 298 Richmond Road
  • Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X5
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Check Out Our Eye Care Blog

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