Eye Health: Omega-3s Protect the Eyes

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of Americans believe good vision is vital to overall health. Omega-3s can play a role.

The body’s highest concentration of DHA is found in the retina of the eye(1)¬†and DHA is an important nutrient for the cells of the eye that control the ability to see under different lighting conditions.(2)

The American Optometric Association states that research has shown EPA and DHA are important for proper visual development and retinal function.(3)

In addition to the research supporting visual development in infants, omega-3s also impact outcomes in adults.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Research suggests that taking an omega-3 fatty acid supplement can reduce symptoms of dry eyes.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Intake of omega-3s may decrease risk of age-related macular degeneration.