Good Vision, Good Life

Good Vision, Good Life

Maintaining good vision is key to a healthy lifestyle. Protect your ocular health with the nutrients your eyes need. Good eyesight is vital for many of our everyday tasks, from driving a car, cooking or shopping to watching a movie or sharing pictures on the Internet. Learn about the foods, nutrients and actions you can take to support your vision and your eye health for years to come.

General Eye Health

Healthy diet, healthy blood sugar, not smoking and eye health supplements can help you maintain your eye and visual health.

Eye Health Information & Research

What vitamins and nutrients help maintain eye health?

Nutrients called carotenoids, such as lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, are important for eye health. Carotenoids protect your eyes from the effects of blue and ultraviolet light and from oxidative stress. Omega-3 fats, like those found in fish and flax seeds, are good for eye health, too. Other nutrients that support eye health include vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc.

Which supplements support your eye health?

Supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, including astaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamins A, B complex and E, and coenzyme Q10 have been shown to support eye health, particularly as we grow older.

How can you filter blue light to avoid eye discomfort?

The macular carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin help revitalize macular pigment density. Macular pigment is the substance within the retina that filters blue light, (including that emitted by electronic devices) before it can reach the sensitive photoreceptors at the back of the eye. Individuals whose diets do not provide healthy amounts of these carotenoids may find that supplementation with lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin helps maintain eye comfort. When spending time outdoors or driving, sunglasses that block ultraviolet and blue light can offer additional support.

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