Welcome back! We are glad you have joined us for our three-part series covering some options for protecting your eyes from blue light. In part one, we discussed what blue light is and how it poses a threat to your eye health. In part two, we took a deep dive into how to reduce the impact of blue light exposure for those who cannot reduce the amount of time they spend staring at a screen. In today’s post, we will conclude this series with some other options for protecting your eyes and supporting optimal eye health.
Support Optimal Eye Nutrition
Your eyes, like every other organ and body system, rely heavily on nutrition. Oxygen-rich blood supports the visual vascular system and promotes the healthy functioning of the eyes and transmission of sensory input to the brain. Keeping ocular vascular pressures low helps to promote optimal blood flow and visual health. In addition to oxygen, your eyes need essential vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins A, E, C, B6, B9, B12, riboflavin, niacin, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, and thiamine. To combat blue light damage, bilberry and astaxanthin should be added to the essential nutrient list.
One way to support optimal eye health is to consume the essential vitamins and nutrients listed above. We have posted articles on this topic before, you can read them here:
Eye Health Through Nutrition: The Top 5 Foods for Your Eyes
How Diet Can Affect Your Eye Health
Maintaining optimal eye nutrition can help support eye health and allow your eyes to adjust better and recover quicker, reducing the damage that blue light inflicts on your eyes.
If you are like most people, getting all of the essential vitamins and nutrients to support optimal eye health can seem like a daunting task and you may find yourself falling a little short with your normal diet. Eye supplements can help bridge the gap between your diet and optimal eye health. At Viteyes®, all of our eye vitamins contain essential nutrients to support ocular health. In fact, our Viteyes Blue Light Defender Plus™ includes lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, bilberry, and Astreal® astaxanthin to support eye health and help your eyes fight eye strain and fatigue caused by artificial blue light.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Blue light blocking glasses are a great option for reducing blue light exposure from all the sources your eyes focus on. You can wear them while working at your computer, watching television, or even reading at the park on a sunny day. Blue light glasses are relatively inexpensive and can help prevent blue light damage when you do not have control over adjusting the brightness on screens. Blue light blocking glasses are available from several different retailers and manufacturers, all easily found online.
If you are like most Americans and spend a significant amount of time looking at a screen — computer, tablet, smartphone, television, etc., — it is important to support your eye health. For all of your eye health support needs, visit us online to discover ways you can support your eye health and find the right eye vitamins for you.