Eye Health

Diet and lifestyle can have a significant impact on the eyes. There are simple measures you can take to keep them healthy and to make sure you are seeing your best. A few tips are:

  • Increase intake of omega‐3 fatty acids. One of its components, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is found in high concentration in the retina.1 Omega‐3 fatty acids may be beneficial to dry eyes and other eye related conditions.1 The best sources are cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and sardines.
  • Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli. They are rich sources of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which are antioxidants known to help maintain and protect healthy cells within the eyes.2
  • Include foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges, grapefruit and lemons. Vitamin C is an antioxidant important for eye health.3
  • Avoid smoking as it increases the risk of degenerative eye disorders.4
  • Avoid using mascara if it’s been open for longer than three months. Eye makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause infections in the eye or eyelids.3
  • Wear sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. This will help reduce the risk of eye problems like cataracts and macular degeneration.4
  • Take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement as nutritional insurance to meet your body’s nutrient needs. This may help reduce the risk of many health problems including fatigue, lowered immunity and impaired cognitive function.5

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