What vitamins are good for your eyes?
We all know how important vitamins are for keeping you healthy and many of you probably already take vitamin supplements every day. Have you ever thought about what vitamins are good for your eyes specifically, though? Our in-house experts have come up with a list to guide you through the best vitamins for eye health – read on to find out more!
Vitamin A is important for your eyesight, particularly night vision. It’ll come as no surprised that this is where the idea that carrots help you see at night comes from! Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. Other good foods for vitamin A are spinach, bell peppers, tomatoes, and egg yolk.
This is an important antioxidant and a good vitamin to take to prevent cataracts. You will find citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, as well as tomatoes, melons, and leafy green vegetables.
The benefits of vitamin E for eyes are mainly that it makes vitamin C much more effective. It’s also a great antioxidant in its own right, and can be found in sunflower seeds, almonds, and avocados.
Omega-3 fatty acids
The fatty acids found in oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and halibut are excellent for your eyes. If you don’t eat fish, flax seeds, and walnuts are also a good source of this important, healthy source of fat.
Lutein is a bit of a buzzword when it comes to best eye care at the moment, as a number of studies are being carried out to explore its link with the prevention of the eye disease AMD (age-related macular degeneration). Green leafy vegetables, as well as broccoli, pumpkin, and yellow corn are great sources of lutein.
This antioxidant is also linked to the prevention of AMD and high levels are found in orange bell peppers, goji berries, corn, and green leafy vegetables.
Supplements for eye health
While it’s ideal to get as many vitamins as possible from including these foods as part of a healthy diet, we understand that with busy lives and schedules it’s not always easy to fulfil this. That’s why we offer a range of the best vitamins for eye health in our new online shop.
Our EyePromise range of supplements contains all the best vitamins and antioxidants for your eyes and they’ve recently become the official eye vitamin partner for the Boston Red Sox! As well as helping to prevent AMD, EyePromise supplements can enhance your eye health in general, helping to prevent dry eye, improve retinal health, and assist with better night driving.
Eye vitamins for macular degeneration
AMD is one of the most prevalent eye conditions in the US, and figures show that around 15 million Americans have some form of this debilitating disease. By taking supplements that contains lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as other vitamins that promote good eye health, you can really help to reduce your chance of developing from AMD and potentially save your sight.
Ask us for advice
If you want to take an eye supplement but aren’t sure which one is right for you, contact us for advice. Our experienced team will be happy to talk you through the different options and help you decide which will suit you best.