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Following a balanced healthy diet is a simple yet effective way to keep your eyes strong. This includes a good amount of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products. Doctors also recommend avoiding foods high in saturated fat, trans-fat, cholesterol, salt and added sugars. If you’re looking for an added boost, consider taking vision supplements. Eye supplements can help you get the necessary dose of vitamins and minerals needed to keep eyes strong and healthy. Here, the vision experts at King LASIK share with you the best eye-friendly vitamins and minerals you can take to maximize your eyesight.

Choosing the Right Vision Supplements for Me

Vitamin A helps boosts night vision, wound healing and the immune system. This antioxidant compound also reduces the risk of eye infections, respiratory problems and other diseases.

Vitamin B complex includes vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 folic acid, biotin and choline. Research shows vitamin B complex may help reduce chronic inflammation, which in turn lowers the risk of vascular problems affecting the retina. Vitamin B may also reduce the risk of macular degeneration and can help treat uveitis, which is a common cause of blindness.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can lower the risk of cataracts and vision loss from macular degeneration. It also helps the body form and maintain collagen found in the cornea of the eye.

Bioflavonoids are compound nutrients found in many fruits and vegetables. They help the body absorb vitamin C for higher antioxidant efficiency.

Vitamin D can help lower the risk of macular degeneration. Vitamin D can be found in several foods and in the sun’s rays. Eye doctors recommend taking vitamin D supplements during the winter when sun exposure is most limited.

Lutein and zeaxanthin may reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. These two carotenoids are found widely in vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli.

Omega-3 essential fatty acids can reduce the risk of dry eyes. Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly found in cold water fish, but if you’re not a fan of seafood, try taking omega-3 supplements that have a non-fish taste.

Tips for Buying Eye Supplements

Before purchasing vision supplements, here are some things to take into consideration:

  • Try taking a multivitamin that contains several eye-friendly vitamins and nutrients. This way, you avoid taking each vitamin separately and even save money.
  • Check the serving size to make sure you are taking the appropriate amount of vitamins. Some supplements may need to be taken once a day while others are to be taken twice or even three times a day.
  • If you have a sensitive stomach, choose capsules instead of hard tablets. Capsules may cause less stomach upset.
  • While dietary supplements are generally safe, it’s best to consult with your eye doctor first before taking any dietary supplements.

Contact King LASIK

For more information on how to keep your vision strong and healthy, contact King LASIK. One of our trusted vision experts will be happy to offer more tips for healthy eyes. Schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling (877) 551-2020.