Eating a variety of foods high in antioxidants and healthy oils is a great way to support eye sight but there are 5 supplements you may want to consider as well. Spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, eggs, and cold-water fish twice a week are a great practice to adopt but sometimes that may be impossible! Find benefit for your eyes, no matter your current vision situation here.
Fish Oil – Maybe you’re growing tired of hearing about the benefits of anti-inflammatory wonder but the National Eye Institute found that fish oil can delay age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by up to 50% and slow progression by up to 30%. Because it is anti-inflammatory, fish oil helps to protect against all types of vision problems.
Bilberry – This cousin of the blueberry contains antioxidants that are particularly effective for vision and can stop the progression of cataracts, improve night vision, and sharpen healthy vision.
Antioxidant Combinations – Antioxidants are powerful on their own but a specific combination consisting of beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc, and copper slowed the progression of AMD by 25% over a 5 year period (Age-Related Eye Disease Study). This combination is found in several eye-health formulas.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin – These antioxidants are especially protective for the eyes because they filter certain wavelengths of light, reduce oxidative stress, and help maintain integrity of the cells in the eye. Bonus! Several companies combine fish oil with lutein and zeaxanthin!
B Vitamins – B6 and B12, when combined with folic acid, may help protect against glaucoma and AMD.
There are several types of antioxidant items listed here because free radicals are so harmful to our eyesight. Protect your vision with food and supplementation. Check out our Eye Health Section and learn more about healthy vision from our recent blog post!<< read less