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Although a decline in eyesight can be normal as we age, loss in vision can be one of the scariest health problems we can face.
For most people, sight is one of the more precious senses and it provides many of our most important clues about the world around us.
There are great quick and easy reads on how to look after your eye health on our Health Hub. ‘Five easy ways to look after your eyes’ lists the following as some of the most important things you can do:
However, there are a number of eye conditions that might require further medical attention, so that last one suggestion is especially important if you notice any sudden changes in your vision.
There are various eye care supplements that can be useful when looking at ways to support your eyes.
These are often nutritional, like capsules, tablets or gummies which contain vitamins, minerals or herbal ingredients.
Other supplements for vision include eye drops.
There are many types of vitamins for eye health.
But there are a few special nutrients that are worth highlighting.
Some of the best vitamins for supporting vision are vitamins A, B2.
Of all the vitamins, one of the most commonly recommended for eyes is vitamin A.
This is because of the way it works in the body. Most of us get plenty of vitamin A and its provitamin, carotenoids from our diet alone. Furthermore, our bodies can store vitamin A up for later.
DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA.
It can be found in oily fish.
It is actually a major component of the retina – the layer of light-sensitive tissue in our eyes which allows us to see.
Alternatively, Holland & Barrett Maximum Strength Triple Omega 3-6-9 contains all the essential fatty acids in one tablet.
Eyebright is actually the colloquial name for Euphrasia, a plant that has traditionally been used to support eye health. Modern remedies that harness the plant’s benefits include eyebright tablets such as Weleda Euphrasia 30C Tablets
Holland & Barrett also sells food supplement Blueberry Vision Capsules that contains eyebright, which helps to maintain the function of vision.
For those with dry irritated tried eyes we also sell A Vogel Eye Drops which contains Euphrasia.