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.


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


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


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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