Although omega 3 is considered to counter act dry eye syndrome and improve eye moisture, they have not been proven to do so by any recognized governing body. However, omega 3 supplements have been found to reduce pollution generally within the body and as the condition is thought to result from inflammation of the eye, many that believe that fish oil supplements will help to improve eye moisture.
The “Ocular Surface Journal” in 2010 published a review whereby they selected research studies at random and found that all of them found a connection between taking omega 3 and alleviating eye moisture problems.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, many doctors recommend fish oil supplements to compliment other dry eye therapies.
Fish and Fish Oil Supplements
Fish have been found to be the best source of omega 3 although it is also found in some nuts and fruit. Oily fish has the highest levels of omega 3 fatty acids though this is not always palatable or desired.
To that end there are a range of fish oil supplements which provide the necessary amount of omega 3 to maintain a healthy quantity in the body. If you are considering supplements consult your doctor before use especially if you are on existing medication or have pre-existing conditions.
Fish oil supplements are arguably the better form of omega 3 supplements as they are more stable when other foods are present due to levels of EPA and DHA.
Flaxseed oil on the other hand, contain ALA fatty acids and these are less stable where there is a present of trans fat in the body, as this can stop the break into DHA and EPA fatty acids, thus rendering the benefits fairly useless.
However, providing trans fat is kept to a minimum, flaxseed oil is a way of increasing eye moisture.