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Updated 15 October 2015

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Dry eyes can be a real irritation and are common in people who are guilty of excessive or improper contact lens wear.

Now studies have shown that food rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduce the incidence of dry eye syndrome.

A good source is oily fish such as salmon and sardines, walnuts, spinach, free-range eggs and flaxseed or canola oil. If you don't particularly enjoy seafood, taking an omega-3 supplement might also help.

Take at least 90mg (for women) and 160mg (for males) of marine-sourced omega-3 every day.

Read more on why omega 3 fatty acids are essential for healthy eyes.

For all the latest news, visit the Health24 Hearing Management Centre.

 
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