Contact lens wearers "should eat more fish"

Contact lens wearers "should eat more fish"

The chemicals found in fish are good for the eyesight, contact lens wearers have been informed.

According to doctor.ndtv.com, the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be reduced by the regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and the comments have been backed up by the results of a survey.

Nearly 40,000 women were polled on their intake of omega-3 oils and continued to have their eyesight tested over the following ten years.

It was found that those regularly eating fish were 38 per cent less likely to suffer from AMD.

"This latest evidence of a protective link between fish oil and eye health mirrors past research that has found the same benefit," the site said.

Naturopathy specialist Annalies Corse recently spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald to say that puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes can be caused by a lack of sleep once contact lenses have been taken out.

by Emily Tait

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