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Age Related Macular Degeneration

Lower your risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

It’s true! People who eat a diet rich in green, leafy vegetables and fish have a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration. Natural sources of antioxidants in these foods reduce the effect of free radicals on macular pigment. They also help to build and maintain the protective pigment layer in your eye.

Leafy green vegetables including spinach, collard greens and kale are excellent sources of antioxidants- Beta-Carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin! If you think you don’t like kale, try Dr. Johnson’s favorite family kale recipe!

Johnson Family Kale Recipe

Toss 1 bunch of Kale, stems removed and chopped into 1-2 inch pieces, in the below dressing.


  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBS Avocado oil
  • 1 TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 TBS Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • Pinch of salt as desired

*After tossing kale, massage the dressing into the kale for about a 30-60 seconds.

Add a nut and sweet ingredient from the list below. Try a different combination every time!

Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, pistachio, or pumpkin seeds

Sweet: Pomegranate seeds, currants, raisins, dried cherries, fresh mango, fresh orange slices

Next Steps:

Learn more about Macular Degeneration screening tools available at Piedmont EyeCare! Call us at 704-926-3937 to schedule your appointment or visit us at www.piedmont-eyecare.com to request an appointment!