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Eye Nutrition Faqs

Eye Nutrition Facts with Your Mississauga Optometrists

Nutrition for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes disease is one of the most common eye conditions and its prevalence is on the rise as more time is spent in front of computers/digital devices.

  • Water: Staying hydrated is an essential part of keeping your eyes comfortable. Women are recommended to drink a little more than 2 liters of water per day and men 3 liters.
  • Antioxidants: Free radical cells can cause damage which contributes to dry eye symptoms. Foods rich in antioxidants such as beans, berries, dark chocolate, pecans, artichoke, apples, and leafy green vegetables.
  • Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 7 have been shown to reduce the severity of dry eyes. It is important to try and get omega 3’s from a fish source as flax seed or other sourced Omega 3 is much less effective since only 5% converts to EPA/DHA that is needed for eye health. Omega 7 or palmitoleic acid is the latest recommendation for dry eye relief, sources for Omega 7 include cold water fish such as Salmon and tuna, as well as Macadamia Nuts and Buckthorn berries.

Our Office is CLOSED in response to the Coronavirus

We are cancelling all scheduled appointments this coming week (until at least April 5th) but we will be available for urgent matters and emergency care.

Many contact lens orders can still be filled and will be shipped directly to your home. Contact us for more information.

We will be checking phone messages from Monday to Friday 9:00 am until 2:00 pm for urgent matters and for contact lens orders.

The situation is fluid and there is a possibility that the period may be extended. We are complying with the Ministry of Health recommendations and will keep you updated as to any changes. Please come here to see updates or give us a call.