When I was an eye surgeon my motto was “Good vision improves your outlook.”

Can you imagine living without vision?! It’s such a huge part of every single thing we do.

Through working with over 11,000 patients I realized that good vision goes deeper than the eyes. Today I’m sharing the five foods you need to be eating for healthy vision, and the most important supplements to be taking. I’m also going to share a few key steps to strengthen your spiritual vision.

First, a quick story…

In my previous practice, one day I was taking out a cataract on a gentleman who was totally blind in the other eye. When I was done, he said, “Oh my God, you’re so beautiful, and you’re a black woman, too!” He suddenly had perfect vision in that eye, and a new lease on life. It was a fabulous day, and one of my favorite moments as an eye surgeon.

To support your eyes on a physical level you need a lot of antioxidants in your diet. They go straight to the retina, and prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, two leading causes of blindness.

Most people – even “healthy eaters” – are not getting enough vision-supporting antioxidants and nutrients from their food. Why? Because they’re not eating a wide enough variety of fruits and vegetables, or their body isn’t absorbing the nutrients they’re eating.

Emphasize these five foods for healthy eyes at any age…

  1. Pomegranate seeds.
  2. Beets
  3. Red cabbage.
  4. Kale
  5. Blueberries.

A great way to make sure you get your antioxidants in without constantly cross-checking yourself is to just focus on getting as many BRIGHTLY colored, plant-based foods into your mouth as possible.

Eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies is crucial at any age, but especially important as we get older. Supplements are very helpful, too, especially if you have trouble getting enough nutrients through food. It’s not easy to eat five servings of vegetables every day!

I really recommend Nu Skin’s Eye Formula – it has two of the most essential carotenoids for your eyes, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Whether you’re concerned about keeping your vision strong as you get older, or you want to combat the effects of blue lights from smart phones, TVs, and computers at any age, this supplement will cover your needs. Want to give your eyes extra support and protection? Add in these three supplements, too. They’re key for healthy vision…

  1. Vitamin A.

    Orange and yellow vegetables, eggs, and cod liver oil are great sources of vitamin A. You can also take it in supplement form – just make sure the brand you choose is lab-grade and easily absorbable.

  2. Thiamine.

    Seafood, grass-fed beef, and whole grains like brown rice are great sources of digestible, absorbable thiamine, which is one of the water-soluble B vitamins. Here too, you can take a B-complex supplement if you’re concerned about getting your needs met through food.

  3. Riboflavin.

    Organ meats (think liver paté), green vegetables like asparagus and broccoli, and whole grains naturally have a lot of riboflavin in them. Supplementing is another option that works really well for some people.

Healthy vision is not just about food and physical health. As a practicing intuitive with over 20 years of experience, I’ve noticed a big connection between physical vision and spiritual vision in my clients.  

As much as we need healthy eyes, we need good spiritual vision to feel our best. A clear spiritual connection allows you to feel settled in your life, and it helps you trust that you’re on the right path.

Eating antioxidant-rich foods and getting in crucial micronutrients strengthens our connection with our spiritual selves by making us feel vibrant, energized, and nourished.

Here are three ways you can strengthen your spiritual vision, outside of food and supplements…

    1. Exercise puts you in touch with your physical and spiritual self. It connects you with your intuition and gives you a chance to check in with your body and mind, see what’s up, and get clear on your next steps in life.

      I don’t know about you, but I always feel really clear – and have some of my best and biggest ideas – during or right after a good workout.

    2. Meditation gives you a chance to reboot your body, just like you do with your computer and phone. Sitting quietly allows your nervous system to reorganize itself.

      Meditation flushes out anxiety and fear, strengthening your connection to your spiritual path and spiritual vision. This is another time when I always get awesome ideas, and I feel so much calmer afterward – like it’s all good, no matter what’s going on in my life.

    3. Sleep is underrated. We all need it, especially those of us on a spiritual wellness path. While you sleep your body repairs itself on a physical, mental, and emotional level.

      Energy is processed and you get a chance to truly rest. If you’re sleep-deprived, it’s very difficult to stay out of overwhelm and stay in alignment with your spiritual vision. Prioritize sleep like your life depends on it, because it does.

Is physical and/or spiritual vision a concern for you? Have you noticed any changes in your eye health over the years? What’s your biggest question on this subject?

Share where you’re at with this below – I’d love to hear from you.