Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fish Oil Supplements

We see patients every day with red, itchy, irritated eyes. Many self treat with allergy eyedrops. In most cases, allergy is not the cause. It is usually poor tear volume and poor tear quality. We need the tears to protect the eye surface, and often the tears are just not getting the job done. Omega-3 fatty acids can really help tear quality, and most of us do not get enough in our diet. The best foods for omega-3s are oily fish like salmon, anchovies and sardines. That was your last meal, right?! Supplements help. We see very good results from two 500 mg fish oil capsules daily. Some brands are very "fishy" so we started carrying Nordic Naturals which is high quality and "lemony".  Please stop by the office if you would like a sample.