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Vision & Eye Health

 

Lifestyle

Your vision is by far the most used of the five senses and is one of the primary means that we use to gather information from our surroundings. More than 75% of the information we receive about the world around us consists of visual information. Your eyes need nutritious foods with antioxidants and omega oils (essential fatty acids) for healthy eyesight and to protect your vision.

Changes in diet

Dry eyes and dehydration due to age and computer usage can be helped with drinking extra water as well as eating Omega 3 rich foods like oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel and sardines, nuts like walnuts and cashews and brazil, seeds like flax and chia and avocados. Other sources such as legumes contain Omega oils and Vitamin E. Leafy greens, sweet potatoes and carrots are also excellent for eye health.

Eye Health

EPA and DHA are the Omega 3 essential fats. DHA is one of the main Omega 3 essential fats that helps slow the degeneration of the retina and helps prevent inflammation. This is found in the highest concentration in the retina, the part of the eye that is responsible for visual recognition, suggesting it has an important function in helping send signals to the brain. These essential fats are exactly that ‘essential’, we cannot make them so we must eat them in our diet. Omega 3 oils can improve the eye’s oil film that’s produced by small glands on the edge of the eyelid, called the meibomian glands. This improves dryness in the eyes and reduces the need for artificial tears. It is also imperative for brain and eye development during both pregnancy and infancy.

Udo’s Oil Omega 3’s ALA is an essential fatty acid which your body can convert into DHA and EPA. DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and as a type of Omega 3, it is a major structural component of the retina of your eye. When you don't get enough DHA, vision problems may arise.