Best vitamins to support eye health, according to experts

Vitamin A:

Essential for maintaining the health of the cornea, vitamin A is a key component of rhodopsin, a protein in the eyes that helps you see in low light

Vitamin C:

This antioxidant helps protect the eyes from oxidative damage. Citrus fruits, strawberries, bell peppers, and broccoli are good sources of vitamin C.

Vitamin E:

Another powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Nuts, seeds, spinach, and fortified cereals are good sources.

Zinc:

This mineral is present in high concentrations in the eye and is essential for maintaining the health of the retina.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is a major structural component of the retina.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin:

These carotenoids are found in high concentrations in the retina and help protect the eyes from harmful high-energy light waves like ultraviolet

Copper:

This trace mineral is involved in the formation of melanin, a pigment that protects the eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light.

Beta-Carotene:

Converted into vitamin A in the body, beta-carotene is an antioxidant that supports overall eye health. Carrots, sweet potatoes,

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2):

Riboflavin plays a role in maintaining healthy eyes and preventing conditions like cataracts.

Vitamin D:

While more commonly associated with bone health, vitamin D also plays a role in maintaining healthy eyes.

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