An Eye-Healthy Thanksgiving

grandpa with delicious turkey for thanksgiving dinner with happy family

It’s that time of the year again for turkey, cranberries and stuffing – YUM! Not only are the foods delicious, but they’re healthy for your eyesight. Here are several popular Thanksgiving dishes that you might want to have an extra helping of.


This main course has minerals and vitamins making it the best dish for your Thanksgiving table. Turkey is high in proteins, which strengthens teeth and the immune system.

Turkey also contains Phosphorous, which is essential for bone health because it maximizes the benefits of calcium.

Green Beans

Green beans contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients that protect the retina. According to WebMD, “Lutein reduces the risk of light-induced oxidative damage by blocking blue light from reaching the retina, and this can help prevent macular degeneration.”

Mashed Potatoes

This dish has healthy vitamins and minerals that help prevent or delay the development of cataracts and macular degeneration.


Cranberries are a super food because they are rich in nutrients including vitamins C and A, beta-carotene and potassium!

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkins benefit your eye health because they are:

  • High in zinc, which keeps your retina healthy.
  • Rich in vitamins, which helps protect the cornea, the surface of the eye, and allows you to see under conditions of low light.
  • Great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which is like a sunscreen for your eyes.

So, this Thanksgiving, indulge a little more. Don’t feel guilty about eating extra turkey because it’s good for your eyes. Another great way to take care of your eyes is to schedule an exam with your eye doctor.

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Here at Argus, we offer the Freedom and Master Plan Vision Plans. The Freedom Vision Plan is available to Freedom Dental Plan members.

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The first co-payment option starts at $3.95 per month, the second at $3.35 per month, and the third starts at $2.74 per month.

In conclusion, if you have any questions regarding vision benefits, reach out to an Argus team member TODAY. We’d be happy to help you choose the best plan.