Foods That Are Bad for Your Eyes

Pasta, Bread Bread and spaghetti elevate blood sugar. Blood sugar boosts eye pressure, damaging the optic nerve. Hyperglycemia causes cataracts, glaucoma, and impaired vision. Diabetes blinds most people over 20.

Sweet delights Candy contains inflammatory sugars. Inflammation may cause conjunctivitis, dry eyes, and problems concentrating. Sugar may cause macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in those over 50.

Salty snacks Chips, crackers, and pretzels retain water. Blood vessel fluid may damage retinal cells. These cells may induce glaucoma.

Fried food Fries create AGEs. Chemicals inflame eyes and body. Inflammation lowers eye cell oxygen supply, impairing vision. Fried foods may also induce AMD.


Processed Meat Salty bacon and sausage increase glaucoma risk. These foods' saturated fats may block your small blood vessels, preventing oxygen from reaching your retina and causing vision problems.

Alcohol Alcohol dehydrates. Dehydration reduces oxygen to eye cells, causing hazy vision and dry eye syndrome. Alcohol increases cataract risk.

Soft drinks Sugar and artificial sweeteners in soft drinks raise your chances of diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Soft drinks may also raise retinal detachment risk. 

Canned Food Preservatives and salt in canned goods cause eye strain. Canned food preservatives include BHA, BHT, and propyl gallate enhance cataract risk. 

Refined Oil Vegetable and canola oils contain inflammation-causing omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 has advantages, but too much might harm eyes.

Fast food Fast food is unhealthy. Fast food is heavy in saturated fats, which may block ocular blood vessels and impair eyesight. Fast food lacks eye-healthy nutrients.