||Common Food Sources
|Omega-3 fatty acids especially DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
||Salmon, sardines and other fish.
||Needed for optimal eye development and supports eye health.
||Shrimp, crab, lobster, wild salmon and krill oil.
||Potent antioxidant to fight free radical damage in the eyes, particularly in relation to harmful light exposure.
|Beta-carotenes (including zeaxanthin, lycopene, and lutein)
||Carrots, spinach, red peppers, and broccoli.
||Antioxidants that helped to slow age related macular degeneration when combined with vitamin C, E, Zinc and copper.
|Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols)
||Almonds, beef, egg yolks, sunflower seeds, other nuts and wheat germ.
||Another great antioxidant which when combined with other nutrients like vitamin C, beta carotene, zinc and copper may help to slow damage from age related macular degeneration.
||Fish liver oil, tuna, egg yolks, milk.
||Helps with keeping eyes moist and preventing the eye condition known as dry eye.
||Citrus fruits, blackcurrants.
||Antioxidant that reduces risk of cataract formation.
||Citrus fruit, tea, apples, grapes and berries.
||Work synergistically with vitamin C and also have antioxidant properties.
||Fish liver oil, beef liver, lamb liver, carrots, egg yolks, green leafy vegetables.
||Needed for pigment production and healthy vision. Keeps eyes lubricated.
||Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, eggs, fish, organ meats, garlic and onions.
||Useful in preventing eye problems secondary to a hyperactive (overzealous) thyroid gland.
||Oysters, red meat, pumpkin seeds.
||May prevent further progression of damage caused by age related macular degeneration.
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