Season 1, Episode 2

Doctors of Optometry – Eating for Your Eyes

Feb 22, 2021 | Beyond 20/20

Can an unhealthy diet increase your risk of vision problems? And what about the age-old myth that eating carrots can help improve your eyesight?

On this episode, Dr. Bateman discusses the importance of diet and eye health with Amber Pankonin, RD, a registered dietitian and personal chef.

Dr. Bateman: “Nutrition researchers have found some very reliable connections between eye health and nutrients from whole foods in your diet. In fact, research suggests that a high-fat diet of processed foods may increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.”

Amber Pankonin – “We eat often WITH our eyes, but should eat FOR our eyes”

Learn more here:

Can an unhealthy diet increase your risk of vision problems? And what about the age-old myth that eating carrots can help improve your eyesight? 

On this episode, Dr. Bateman discusses the importance of diet and eye health with Amber Pankonin, RD, a registered dietitian and personal chef. 

Dr. Bateman: “Nutrition researchers have found some very reliable connections between eye health and nutrients from whole foods in your diet. In fact, research suggests that a high-fat diet of processed foods may increase the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.”

Amber Pankonin – “We eat often WITH our eyes, but should eat FOR our eyes” 

Learn more here: 

Host & Guests

Dr. Andrew Bateman, past president, Nebraska Optometric Association

Amber Pankonin MS, RDN, LMNT, Registered Dietitian/Instructor at Great Plains Culinary Institute, Southeast Community College

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