Many people have heard about Omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit your heart. These acids can also benefit your visual system as well. The acids are actually polyunsaturated fats, and there is a high quantity of omega-3 fatty acid in the retina’s cell membranes. Eating foods high in omegas seems to benefit your retina and helps it work more efficiently. Omegas really benefit people who struggle with dry eye disease. If you have dry eye, you may notice that your eyeballs are dry and uncomfortable, causing tearing, itching, burning, soreness, foreign body sensation (a sandy/gritty feeling), and you may even have blurry vision. A supplement high in Omegas can help you feel more comfortable and ease these symptoms.
If you need more omega fatty acids in your normal diet, you can include more Chia seeds, fish, flaxseeds, nuts and soy. You can also get your omega fatty acids from cooking oil, such as canola oil, olive oil, or any oils from grains such as flaxseed oil.