Let’s get serious about Dry Eye nutrition

Did you know that inflammation is a primary cause of dry eyes?  We also know that a deficiency in specific nutrients can lead to dryness.  We are here to help breakdown food sources that can relieve dry eye causing redness, irritation, burning, and discomfort.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA/DHA/ALA). These are healthy fats that your body cannot make, which fight inflammation. You can find these in oily fish, chia seeds, walnuts, flax seed.

Omega 6 (GLA) can help produce pro-inflammatory agents improving immunity.
The best sources are evening primrose oil and black currant seed oil.

Vitamin A improves the tear film quality. Add this to your diet by eating cod liver oil, liver, eggs, and fish, sweet potato, carrot, broccoli, sweet red pepper, and spinach.

Vitamin D reduces inflammation in the ocular surface. Sun exposure, oily fish, mushrooms, egg yolks, and fortified foods are great sources to add more Vitamin D to your diet.

Vitamin E protects your eyes from oxidative stress. This can be found in sunflower seeds, nut oils, salmon, trout, avocado, mango, and kiwi.

If diet is challenging, you can find all of these in supplements we carry at Glimpse.  Follow us on Facebook for more of our Wellness Wednesday tips.

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