Inflammation appears to play a role in AMD. Regular consumption of fatty fish, nuts, or omega-3 supplements seems to reduce retina damage, lowering AMD. A recent study found people who took omega-3 supplements produced more tears, encouraging news for people with dry eye. DHA in fish oil also helps keep eye membranes flexible and functioning normally, says Anshel.

Dose: Eat fatty fish like wild salmon twice weekly or take 1,000 mg of omega-3 supplements daily.