Healthy Eyes – Vitamins Play A Vital Role

Healthy Eyes - Vitamins Play A Vital Role

Consumption of eye vitamins helps in keeping our eyes healthy for a fair length of years of our living. Vitamins play a vital role in preventing the eyes from the attack of various diseases. One can get fairly all vitamins and minerals in adequate quantity if he can consume fresh green vegetables daily. Vitamin A, C, E and B2 are the vital vitamins for the health of the eyes.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Importance of vitamin A for the health of the eyes is quite known to everybody. Deficiency of this vitamin leads to night blindness and dry eyes problems.

Vitamin A deficiency can also cause irritation and waterlessness of the eyes, cornea shriveling, cornea ulceration and the onset of Bitot’s spot in the eyes.  Bitot’s spot is a tiny floating grey circle that is found in the white area of the eyes.

If the deficiency of this vitamin is not treated timely, then the frontal portion of the eyes (cornea) starts to soften and ultimately melts leading to complete blindness. The early signs of the deficiency of vitamin A are treatable and reversible but severe symptoms like blindness and tissue death are permanent and cannot be cured. Red, dry, granular eyes, simple fatigability of the eyes and complexity in seeing in the dark are some of the early, common symptoms of the deficiency of vitamin A.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is necessary for good vision. This vitamin helps in the promotion of fatigueless eyes. The deficiency of vitamin B2 leads to the itching, bloodshot eyes, burning of the eyes and the swelling of the optic nerve. The early symptoms of the deficiency of this vitamin are the painful and watery eyes along with burning sensation of the eyes. This vitamin is very helpful in the maintenance of the cornea of the eyes. Milk, curd, egg, meat, apples, oranges, grapes, green peas, soybeans, carrot, radish, pumpkin, etc. are the natural sources of the vitamin B2.

Vitamin C

This vitamin is important for the health of the eyes and is available in both the fat-soluble and water-soluble forms. This vitamin gives strength to the blood vessels and is being researched as prevention to cataracts and glaucoma. The deficiency of this vitamin leads to tired, heavy eyes and the occasional bleeding of the conjunctiva. Amla, lemon, sweet lemon, guava, orange, tomatoes, papaya, cabbage, pineapple and apples are some of the natural and healthy sources of vitamin C.

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

This vitamin is essential in the promotion and the maintenance of the healthy vision of the eyes and also protects the eyes from various eye diseases. Deficiency of this vitamin leads to the formation of cataracts in the eyes. Natural sources of this vitamin are the sun, which is by far the best source. Other than sun, cod liver oil, milk, egg, butter and liver are also some of the natural sources of this vitamin.

Vitamin D