Vitamins for the Eyes

Vitamins for the eyes.

Our bodies are necessary for normal functioning of vitamins. Among them there are, the lack of which affects how we see. It is known, for example, that the lack of (or too little) of vitamin A, may cause deterioration of twilight (night blindness). B vitamins and vitamin C, known to all as necessary for good vision. These vitamins reduce the risk of developing diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and in the case of pre-existing conditions — slow down its progression.

How to make eye gets everything he needs, and coping with visual loads? First, you need to make sure that the food was balanced. We draw your attention to the fact that vitamins are destroyed by heating (particularly applies to vitamins B2 and C). Therefore, to preserve vitamins, vegetables, in which they are contained, it is recommended not to boil, and pour boiling water and then wrap up. However, if you boil them, do the boiling time as low as possible. Secondly, essential vitamins can be obtained by taking special vitamin complexes.

For many of us, the second way — easier and more affordable. Remember not to "get involved" taking one of the B vitamins in large quantities without first consulting a physician.


The name of the vitamin.

What is the purpose

Symptoms of deficiency

Where found

Min. cons. (At day)


Necessary for normal functioning of the retina. Prevents the early development of cataracts, and plays a significant role in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration.

Blurred vision at dusk, dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea, redness and swelling of the eyelids

Liver, egg yolk, milk, cream, butter, cod liver oil. The sources of provitamin A (carotene): carrots, tomatoes, red pepper, parsley, apricots, pumpkin, green onions

1.5-20 mg


Strengthens the walls of blood vessels — capillaries. Creates antioxidant protection for the eyes and can thus prevent the formation and development of cataracts. Useful in glaucoma.

Bleeding in the eye, eye fatigue

Fresh cabbage, potatoes (especially in the fall), red and green peppers, carrots, tomatoes, leafy vegetables, apples, black currant, dried rose hips, mountain ash

70-100 mg

P (bioflavonoids)

Strengthens capillaries, reduces vascular permeability

Increased fragility of blood vessels, bleeding in the eye

Chokeberry, cherry, black currant, tea, green peas, oranges, lemons, rose hips, peppers, raspberries, strawberries

It is recommended for every 500 mg of vitamin C taken at least 100 mg of bioflavonoids.


Participates in the processes of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, plays a vital role in maintaining normal vision.

Frequent conjunctivitis, lacrimation, photophobia. With a significant deficit — an inflammatory disease of the cornea, cataract development.

Yeast, liver, heart, kidney, fish products, milk

30-50 mg


Natural tranquilizer

"Twitching" eye

Cabbage, wheat, rye, corn, egg yolk, fish

20-30 mg


Essential for normal blood supply


Egg yolk, grapes, grape juice, blueberries, blueberry juice, prunes, apricots, figs, lettuce, parsley

0.005 mg

E (tocopherol)

Vitamin E — a natural antioxidant. prevents the development of cataracts. Useful in diabetic retinopathy

The increased risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration macular (retinal dystrophy)

Vegetable oils, sprouted wheat germ, soybeans, sunflower seeds, almonds, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, spinach, celery, green peas.


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