Insight Into Eyesight: Vitamins for Vision

Vitamin A: is known as the “Eye Vitamin”. It prevents Night Blindness, helps to recover from glare during the day, reduces conjunctivitis (pink eye) and prevents eyes from drying out.

The B Vitamins: prevents excessive sensitivity to the sun, improves focusing ability. Some evidence shows it may also slow down the formation of cataracts.

Vitamin C: keeps the lens of the eye healthy and functioning normally for best focusing and sharp vision. It also prevents exophthalmus (bluging eyes).

Vitamin D and Calcium: these two nutrients work best together.  They have been shown to reduce myopia, and age-related changes such as glaucoma and cataracts. Sunlight is by far the best source of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E: has been shown to be useful in the diminishing of vision that so often comes with advancing age. Wheat germ is the most abundant source of Vitamin E.

In the interest of better vision

from the office of


(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)

6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line

Markham, Ontario

905-471-EYES (3937)

Insight into Eyesight is a series of short informative articles on eye care that have been published in the Markham Economist and Sun for over a decade. To read more of these articles, please click on the Insight to Eye Sight link in the Categories section on the right of the page.

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