Best Eye Vitamins for Nearsightedness

Best Eye Vitamins for Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness is a common problem in our modern world. Normal treatment for this condition, such as eye glasses, contact lenses, and corrective surgery, have been successful at helping millions of patients overcome their vision problems. But, not without risk.

Traditional treatments correct vision problems with far less risk. You don’t have to worry about medication side effects or negative results from surgery. All you have to do is eat a balanced diet and exercise your eyes properly. Read on to discover how vitamins can help you with your nearsightedness.

What Is Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, occurs when you can see objects clearly up close, but your long-distance vision is blurry. There is a lot of research which supports the fact that myopia is hereditary.

Myopia can also be brought on by using your near vision too much and for long periods of time. It is a very common condition that affects around 30 percent of those in western countries. That number is expected to increase to 50 percent by 2050 as our use of digital devices increases.

In normal vision, your eyes have a perfectly even curvature (similar to a marble). This allows the cornea and lens to refract the incoming image. But when you suffer from myopia, the eye’s surface is not a perfect curve. Because the eye isn’t perfectly shaped, it causes the incoming light to be focused in front of your retina.

In normal-shaped eyes, the incoming light focuses directly on the retina. That means with myopia, distant incoming images look blurry.

Best Eye Vitamins for NearsightednessTypical treatments for myopia include wearing eye glasses, contact lenses, laser surgery, and other non-surgery treatments which reshape the eye to correct the vision problem. Some of these options are better than others, but it is also important to remember that nutrition plays a huge role in eyesight. Read below to find out what vitamins are best for treating and preventing myopia!

Myopia Risk Factors

Myopia is often first diagnosed when a patient is a small child or in their early teens. This is because the eye is still growing and developing. A child that is experiencing nearsightedness will often squint, blink frequently, and sit very close to a television or a computer screen.

Children may also experience headaches brought on by extreme eyestrain. Left untreated, myopia can continue (and worsen) well into the early twenties. You are also at a higher risk if one or both of your parents suffer from nearsightedness.

Adults can also have myopia, but this is less common. People that spend a lot of time reading or staring at a computer screen have a significantly higher chance of developing myopia. However, it is more common that spending a lot of time reading or in front of a computer will just make a pre-existing case even worse. Since computer use is now part of everyone’s daily routine, it is even more important to supplement with vitamins!

Vitamins for Myopia

Some really important nutrients for people suffering from myopia include calcium, selenium, magnesium, chromium, vitamin D, and vitamin C. You can be sure you are getting enough calcium by adding yogurt, milk, baked beans, or cottage cheese to your regular diet.

Eating a diet rich in green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, and other healthy choices can help support overall eye health.

Magnesium is also excellent for nearsightedness and general eye health. It helps in relaxing the smooth muscle in our eyes, as well as repairing protein. It can be found in almonds, avocados, brown rice, cashews, lentils, peanuts, spinach, and whole wheat bread.

Selenium can be obtained by eating brazil nuts, yellowfin tuna, salmon, halibut, ham, sardines, shrimp, brown rice, eggs, and some beef. Chromium is another nutrient that we do not get enough of in our daily diet. Chromium is important because it helps the body preserve balanced intraocular eye pressure. The best sources are onions and tomatoes.

Vitamin D provides protection and improves corneal health. It can also help reduce eye inflammation and improve visual sharpness. Research shows that people that suffer from nearsightedness have a lower than average blood level of vitamin D than those with normal vision. Vitamin D is easy to obtain by eating plenty of tuna, fortified milk, eggs, fortified orange juice, yogurt, cheese, beef liver, and much more.

Vitamin C is crucial to eye health because it helps the body produce and preserve connective tissue and maintain healthy blood vessels. The cornea in the eye contains collagen, a connective tissue, which receives nutrients from vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables. Capillaries are the small, fine, blood vessels in the retina.

These delicate veins carry nutrients and oxygen to the retina, so you need to treat them with care! Your best bet for vitamin C-packed fruits and vegetables include citrus fruit, strawberries, broccoli, sweet green and red peppers, and tomatoes.

Take a close look at your daily intake, including the nutritional content of each food you are consuming. If you feel that your intake of any of the nutrients mentioned above is lacking, consider taking a supplement or a multivitamin in order to replenish what your body needs and to ensure that your eyes will remain healthy.

Taking a supplement like our Rebuild Your Vision Ocu-Plus Formula that is specifically geared towards general eye support is also a good idea for those with myopia. These supplements contain many vitamins that are essential for healthy eyes, whether you have myopia or another eye condition.

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About the Author

Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics with the dreams of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he and his brother decided to start 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 over a decade studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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17 responses to “Best Eye Vitamins for Nearsightedness”

  1. jason says:

    hello Tyler i am severely nearsighted and i have never wore glasses because i have always believe that it can be cured naturally.this information has motivated me even more.thanks

  2. Lukas says:

    Floaters and linked to candida overgrowth becareful out there. If u start getting sinus problems with floaters and brain fog uve got candida =)

  3. Anonymous says:

    My name is kashish and i am suffering from -4 myopia since 8 years .there is no improvement in my eyes after wearing a glass -&taking medicine plz tell what can i do help me plz

  4. Bhoomika kc says:

    I just want to get rid of this shorteyesightNess problem naturally

  5. Yadu says:

    Does vitamin A deficiency causes myopia. You didn’t said anyabout vitamin A. Will vitamin A improve my eye sight

  6. DeShawne says:

    I am beginning to believe this is true. I’ve been nearsighted for 30 years. I am in my late 40s. Being recently diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic, I decided to change my eating habits. I’ve been eating mixed nuts, all types of greens, and I’ve totally eliminated sugar with the exception of what I get from fruits (I’ve been eating fruits from the berries family). I’ve been on this diet for only 2 weeks and do not need my glasses. I’m so shocked!!!

  7. VIDA HOFFE says:

    thank you so much for this important information. I have been concerned about my eyesight lately as I am also a Type 2 Diabetic! I have recorded the info here re nearsightedness and care for the eyes with eye exercises and best vitamins through food. Please continue to kindly provide us with your important messages on health care! Greatly appreciated! Thanks again!! Have a great day!!

  8. DA says:

    I have been nearsighted for at least 41 years. I too have recently changed my diet, ridding nearly all sugars, except for the natural sugars in fruits and 100% fruit juices, without added sugar. I have also rid of most breads. I love nuts and eat them often and green vegtables. There is a noticeable improvement in my vision. I am very happy about this!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Can vitamin A tablets cure my short sightedness

  10. Derrick says:

    Gud afternoon sir I am derrick.Glasses ar not very effective for curing the myopia I have.Can vitamin a supplement improve or cure my shortsightedness or which supplement do I need to reduce myopia or what do I do.pls I need ur help.

  11. Himanshu says:

    I am suffering from myopia so, you can give the method of prevent from this disease

  12. Zain naqvi says:

    Can I used occu plus formula for nearsightedness my age is 25 years old is it safe ?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hlo sir,I have also problem of myopio but sometimes I saw clearly.so what I do for my eyes.

  14. Gunny says:

    Can my eyesight be better if I take vitamin C tablets

  15. Mohammed says:

    Thank you very much for your valuable information.

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