Viewpoint: Sugar Stress: How Our Diet Impacts Vision and Development

Thorkild Rasmussen

Our food and eating habits have changed dramatically over the last many centuries. We are eating far more sugar and refined carbohydrates than ever before. This has a negative influence on our general health. This article will go beyond general health, and address how these nutritional changes, through the body’s stress responses, affects our behaviour and vision. The topic of diet should be a natural part of the examination by developmental optometrists.

Key Words

behaviour, primitive reflexes, stress, sugar, vision