Good nutrition fuels your body, contributes to healthy eyes and can even influence how your mind functions. In your teen years, a healthy diet is especially important for keeping you alert and strengthening your muscles and bones. Wise food choices also help keep your skin smooth and clear for a more confident you. Besides giving you the energy you need to thrive in school, sports and other activities, good nutrition plays a vital role in maintaining healthy vision. Starting good eating habits in your teens will help you see your best, maintain a healthy weight as an adult and may decrease your risk of certain serious eye problems later on, including cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. *The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.