Protects the cornea, the surface of the eye and studies have also suggested that it could lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Oily fish
- Fortified low-fat spreads
It is an antioxidant which helps to protect your cells including the ones in the eye. Researchers believe it is important in protecting certain parts of the eye, which is particularly susceptible to oxidative damage, e.g. the formation of cataracts.
- Olive oil
Like Vitamin E it is also a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C is required to make collagen, a protein that provides structure to your eye.
- Orange juice
- Red and green peppers
- Brussel sprouts
Omega-3 fatty acids
Helps to form the cells of the eye and also have anti-inflammatory properties which could help in the prevention of eye related problems. Research also suggests that it could benefit patients with dry eyes by helping to produce more tears.
- Chia seeds
- Olive oil
Studies have shown how a healthy diet can maintain good eye health and help to prevent the development of certain eye conditions. You will notice there is nothing new here or anything that is too difficult to add into your diet so if you aren’t already why not try to add them. These vitamins not only benefit the eyes but also the whole of your body and the way you feel.