Add eye health to the reasons why omega-3 fatty acids might be good for you.
“Changing your diet can improve your ocular health,” Doctor Shilpa Rose of Whitten Laser Eye said, citing a study published in Cornea, the Journal of Cornea and External Disease
“Adding (to your diet) omega-3 fatty acids from a marine source has been proven to change your tears and improve your dry eye symptoms,” Rose said.
Left untreated, severe dry eye disease can cause pain, ulcers or scars on the eye’s cornea, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dry eye is becoming epidemic, said Rose, who added that it is an underdiagnosed condition.
“People suffer from dry eyes every single day. Especially with the increased use of digital devices, cell phone reading and computer use,” Rose said.
Symptoms of dry eyes include: