12 doctors weighed in:
Is there a special diet for refractive errors?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not really.
Refractive error are generally the result of optical imperfections in the lens and cornea and are not directly affected by diet.
Certainly, in extreme cases deficiencies in vitamins or dry eye can affect the refraction but in general, refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye.

In brief: Not really.
Refractive error are generally the result of optical imperfections in the lens and cornea and are not directly affected by diet.
Certainly, in extreme cases deficiencies in vitamins or dry eye can affect the refraction but in general, refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Hyperopia or myopia is complex -- genetic with environmental effects (lots of near work worsens myopia during formative years).

In brief: No
Hyperopia or myopia is complex -- genetic with environmental effects (lots of near work worsens myopia during formative years).
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
There is no evidence that a special diet will prevent or correct refractive errors.

In brief: No
There is no evidence that a special diet will prevent or correct refractive errors.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Dr. Christopher Hood
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