Is a splash of fish oil good for the eyes?

James Sutton

The latest Omega 3 supplements for dry eyes are discussed here by our optician and dry eye expert. 

Omega 3 and 6 are essential fatty acids we have to consume in our diet rather than make in the body. DHA Omega 3 fatty acid has various beneficial effects including maintaining normal brain, nerve and eye function. In our diet, these oils can be found in oily fish and flaxseeds (linseeds) avaialbel from health stores that you can add to muesli, cereals or salads. 

Omega 3 fish oils

At the Harvard Schepens Eye Research Institute, USA, researchers investigated whether fish oil protects from dry eye syndrome. The team analysed data from 32,470 female health professionals in the huge Women's Health Study. They found that women whose diets had the most omega-3 fatty acids (as measured by how much fish they ate) were LEAST LIKELY to have dry eyes. 

  • Viteyes Omega Blend with omega 3 fish oils, omega 6 borage seed oil, flaxseed and lactoferrin provide the ultimate capsule for improving dry feeling eyes. 
    £36.00 for 3 months supply.
  • Omega Eye Liquid is ideal for dry eye sufferers, just one 5ml spoonful provides a very high dose of omega 3 oils and vitamin D3 from purified fish oils. 
    £35.15. Capsules are also available for £29.95 per month.
  • Hyabak capsules contain antioxidant vitamins and trace elements plus omega 3 essential fatty acids from borage seed oil and fish oil for £12.50 per month.

It is well worth considering taking an omega oil supplement alongside your dry eye drops, ointments and blepharitis treatments.


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"As an optometrist with a family history of macular degeneration, I am keen to source the widest range of products for eye health, dry eyes and blepharitis”

James Sutton (MCOptom)
Founder of Butterflies Eyecare

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