Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fish Oil for Improved Tears

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 with Nordic Naturals, 1000 mg per day.  They are high quality, absorb well and are not fishy!  Our favorite is ProOmega. 

It is available at GNC stores as Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Lemon.

You can also order it directly from the manufacturer for the same price as GNC's sale price.  Simply register as a patient and use our ID# 100633 for 15% off and free shipping.
Click here for the Nordic Naturals website