The Nutritional Supplement Professionals
Sign In
My Shopping Cart: 0 items
Product Quick Search
Choose any or all
More Search Options >

Quick Order
Enter product code

Library Quick Search
Advanced Search >

The "Willner Window" Radio Show. Your source of nutritional supplement information and interviews, weekly, for 18 years. Listen to archived mp3 audio files.

View Current Catalog / Newsletter

View Previous Publications
Reference Library>

Reference Library

Eye strain? Omega-3s ease computer vision syndrome

Eye strain? Omega-3s ease computer vision syndrome

As people spend more time in front of computer screens, mobile phones, tablets and TV sets, symptoms of dry eye are increasing so much that the condition has a name: computer vision syndrome. In this study, 478 people with dry eye symptoms who had been using computers more than three hours per day for at least a year took 180 mg of EPA plus 120 mg of DHA per day, or a placebo.

After three months, 15 percent of those in the placebo group were symptom free compared to 70 percent of those who took omega-3s. Doctors used the universal standard test for dry eyes-called the tear break-up time test-and found tears took eight times longer to deteriorate for the omega-3 group compared to placebo.

This is the first study to evaluate taking an omega-3 fish oil supplement to treat dry-eye computer vision syndrome.

Additional comments . . . from Don Goldberg

This is a very encouraging study, as “dry eye” and eye strain are increasingly common problems. Also encouraging is that these impressive results were obtain with such a low dose of EPA/DHA. This level of omega-3's is now considered relatively low, and concentrations of two to three times that level are commonly used. Given all of the other potential health benefits of omega-3 supplementation, it would seem hard to argue against taking one or two low to moderate dose softgels daily if you are experiencing eye strain or dry eye syndrome. The pharmacists and nutritionists at Willner Chemists will be happy to help you choose an appropriate product.

Reference: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye; 2015, Vol. 38, No. 3, 206-10

print this page


The information provided on this site, or linked sites, is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. Product information contained herein has not necessarily been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Willner Chemists Retail Location
100 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017
1-800-633-1106 or 1-212-682-2817 | FAX: 1-212-682-6192
Willner Chemists BBB Business Review

?2020 Willner Chemists | Contact Us | Join Mailing List | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Site Credits