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Best Eye Vitamins for Astigmatism

If you’ve been to the eye doctor, you’ve likely heard of astigmatism. This eye condition is one of the most common contributors to less-than-perfect vision. In fact, more people have astigmatism than you may think (and many do not even know it, especially if it is slight). If you have blurry vision or have been diagnosed with astigmatism, the good news is there are many vitamins to help strengthen your eyes and improve your vision!

What Is Astigmatism?

Having astigmatism means that your cornea is shaped irregularly, causing blurred vision. Because the shape of the cornea is not what it is supposed to be, the light that enters the eye is not properly received by the retina. This causes blurry vision, no matter how far away you are from the object. Astigmatism will usually appear with other vision problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.

As far as the causes of astigmatism, no one really knows what brings about this condition. There is some evidence, however, to suggest that astigmatism may be hereditary, as it is usually present in an individual at the time of birth.

Outside Causes of Astigmatism

An injury or surgery that causes scarring of the cornea can be another cause of this condition. Mayo Clinic reports that these incidents can cause scarring in the cornea, thus changing the shape of your eye.

Corneal disease is another possible, but less common, cause of astigmatism. There are many types of corneal disease but one that commonly leads to astigmatism is keratoconus, which has a high incidence rate of 50-230 out of every 100,000 people. It is considered an isolated disease, although there may be some genetic component. One in 10 people with this disease also has a parent with keratoconus.

With keratoconus, the cornea becomes thin and begins to bulge. The irregular shape of the cornea leads to astigmatic blurred vision and can impact each eye differently. Most cases of keratoconus begin at puberty and continue to advance over time. Symptoms begin with mild blurring and distorted vision as well as sensitivity to light and eye redness or swelling.

Changing Vision

As you grow older, your degree of astigmatism can change over time – it might get better, and it might get worse. It depends on your individual eyes, genetic heritage, and how well you take care of your eyes and preserve your vision.

Most people today have some form of astigmatism. For many people, it is so slight that it does not affect their vision, so it often goes unnoticed. If you have more severe astigmatism, however, chances are your doctor has prescribed contact lenses or glasses. For anyone who feels locked into a life of corrective lenses, the good news is that these are not your only options.

If you think you may have astigmatism, you should consult your doctor first to ensure you do not have a more serious eye condition. If it turns out you do have this condition, you’ll be happy to know that you can improve your vision naturally, without resorting to corrective lenses!

Best Eye Vitamins for Astigmatism ImageVitamins for Astigmatism

Did you know you can improve your vision and see more clearly without the use of contacts or glasses? How? Simply by taking vitamins, getting good nutrition, and practicing some eye exercises!

One vitamin that is really good for astigmatism is vitamin A. Some great natural sources for vitamin A include dark green vegetables (such as spinach), sweet potatoes, carrots, and winter squash. Eating a diet rich in these vegetables will ensure you are getting enough vitamin A for your daily needs.

If you are deficient in vitamins that can improve astigmatism, like vitamin A, you should eat some extra servings of the vegetables mentioned or consider taking a vitamin supplement. Supplements can be great options, so long as you make sure you are taking the correct serving. Be sure to check with your primary doctor before beginning a vitamin supplement to ensure you are taking the right amount.

Vitamin B is also a great option for those with astigmatism. Look for foods that contain high amounts of protein. If you prefer the vegan option, try avocados and legumes, as they offer a high supply of vitamin B. Or, you can eat salmon, catfish, trout, and many other types of fish or opt for lamb, poultry, beef, eggs, and dairy. All of these foods are great sources of both protein and B vitamins. If you feel you need to, you can also consider taking a supplement.

Are you getting enough citrus in your diet? Vitamin C is another excellent vitamin for those with astigmatism. If you don’t want to take a supplement, be sure to eat lots of oranges, dark green vegetables, peppers, and other fruits, such as strawberries.

Additional Nutrients for Astigmatism

There are a few other nutrients that can be beneficial for those who have astigmatism. Some of the best nutrients to add to your diet if you have astigmatism are zinc, magnesium, and calcium.

You can get high servings of zinc by eating lima beans, oysters, and poultry. Magnesium is found in pumpkin seeds, soybeans, black beans, sunflower seeds, and halibut. You can find calcium in dairy products like yogurt, cottage cheese, and milk, or from plant sources such as broccoli, spinach, and black-eyed peas.

Other Options to Help with Astigmatism

In addition to ensuring you are getting the proper nutrients detailed above, you can also check out our list of the 17 essential herbs, vitamins, and minerals you should be taking to improve your vision naturally.

Be sure to take good care of your eyes, especially when you go outside. Always wear sunglasses and never look directly at the sun. Remember not to squint! Resting your eyes is also a great way to preserve your vision. Be sure to take a break every 10 minutes while working on a computer or looking at other electronic screens.

If your eyes feel tired or you get dizzy, it is probably due to eye strain, so rest up! Following these simple tips and taking the right vitamins can help you overcome your astigmatism safely and naturally.

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  1. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Dinakar says:

    Anyone tried these and confirm results?

  2. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen mymy says:

    Anyone else who tried doing this post and has experienced positive results?
    I would really like to know how you implement in your routine or anything else that isn’t written here that you had tried and thinks it helped.

  3. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen nishamol vt says:

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  4. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen nikk says:

    Thank you so much for this,

  5. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Helen says:

    Hi, my daughter 6yrs diagnosed astigmatism, completely upset on hearing this, wearing glasses lifelong ohhhh, but now new hope rising, will follow the diet and exercises, thank u so much for your efforts in this research and updation.

  6. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Afro says:

    Our lil girl who’s 5 has astigmatism.we wer told it’s lifelong but this post brings hope..thanks.

  7. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Anonymous says:

    Im depressed about my eye doctors advice yesterday. I dont really want to wear eyeglasses again. Your page really did give me so much hope. Thank you so much

  8. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Sean Rose says:

    Thank you for the information

  9. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Ben says:

    Is there a time interval that guarantees a result? Is 1 year enough?

  10. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Joe says:

    I have been diagnosed with astigmatism since age 17. I am 34 now and my testimony is that eating proper nutrition and exercise will help enhance your eyesight and reduce the astigmatism. On certain days I can see almost perfectly, especially in the morning, where on other days I cannot without squinting or wearing glasses.

  11. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Jan roxanne says:

    Thank you so much for this information it helps a lot knowing that there’s always a solution.& it answers my question already.This gives me the idea on how to handle my astigmatism on my right eye sight.

  12. Avatar for Tyler Sorensen Larry says:

    Last month my doctor told me that I had an astigmatism. Other then getting contacts my eye doctor did not really tell me what I should do to help the situation. The article as a whole gave me some great ideas on what I should be doing to help the situation. There is no doubt that I will be implementing eye exercises and natural vitamins into my life. Thank you for everything that you do.

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics (just like his brother) with the dream of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he joined Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent nearly two decades studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.


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