Over the years, our eyes can be affected by many lifestyle factors, including our diets.
It’s always best to talk to an eye expert if you have any specific problems, but there are some measures you can take to support your general eye health.
Eating a balanced diet is not only good for your general health; it’s great for your eyes. When you can’t get the right level of vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, you can supplement your intake with our complete range of nutritionals.
Antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C and other important nutrients, have been shown to have a positive effect on eye health and reducing certain conditions. For instance, Omega — 3 essential fatty acids can help to alleviate symptoms of Dry Eye syndrome. Certain vitamins and minerals have also been shown to be essential for good vision.
Busy lifestyles and long working hours can put a strain on our eyes and mean we often don’t eat as well as we should. Poor diet and nutrition is a risk factor for common conditions, such as Dry Eye. In particular, lack of Vitamin D has been linked with eye diseases such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Eating a healthy balanced diet and controlling your weight not only helps to maintain your general health but can also help prevent conditions such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Evidence suggests that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can help to keep your eyes as healthy as they can be. When sufficient nutrients can’t be obtained from your diet, specially formulated supplements can help.
Dietary supplements are not a substitute for a healthy, balanced diet. People who are taking any medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding should always seek professional advice before taking any dietary supplements.
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