According to the French health magazine Top Santé, oral vitamins or minerals can help relieve eye fatigue and inflammation. Come and check out Dr Franck Gigon, who studies micronutrients and phytotherapy!
Lutein, zeaxanthin, meso-zeaxanthin, these three carotenoids can protect the macula located at the center of the retina and have the functions of anti-oxidation and blood vessel protection. Therefore, they can inhibit certain diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (DMLA), diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and other diseases that cause blindness in the elderly.
Another type of carotenoid, astaxanthin, relieves eye fatigue and slows eye inflammation that can aggravate age-related macular degeneration. Astaxanthin is found in corn, marigold, krill, crustaceans, cabbage, and blue flowers. The anthocyanins (purple-black) are present in blueberries, mulberries, wild cherries, and elderberry, which can promote the synthesis of the photoreceptor pigment rhodopsin in the retina. These carotenoids can improve people’s night vision. During the war years, the RAF pilots often consumed blueberries!
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) also plays an important role in vision. Its main sources are brewer’s yeast, entrails, wheat germ and pork. At the same time, Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids are also good for the eyes.
In addition, pay attention to eye protection, whether it is in summer or winter, wear suitable sunglasses (lens light transmittance type 3 or 4 sunglasses).
Dr. Alexandra Dalu, a nutritionist, added that to protect the eyes from the blue light from the electronic screen as much as possible, wear special anti-blue light glasses (made at the optician). Because blue light not only hurts the retina, it also reduces the production of melatonin. Melatonin can promote sleep, improve immunity, and fight aging.