Understanding eye health

Look out for your eyes

Our vision and the health of our eyes can impact so many areas of our life - from everyday activities like reading and driving, to the hobbies we choose, and how we witness the important moments in life.

Here are some things you can do to look after your eye health:

Get regular eye tests

  • Even if there is no change in your vision, the NHS advises that most people should have their eyes examined once every two years. An eye check can pick up on the first signs of an eye condition before you notice any changes in your vision, which could allow you to get help sooner.

Get the right nutrition

  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet is good for your overall health, and will also help to provide the vitamins and minerals which support eye health such as Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and Zinc, which both contribute to the maintenance of normal vision.

Protect your eyes

  • Protect your eyes from the sun. Wearing sunglasses, glasses or contact lenses with a built-in UV filter helps to protect your eyes from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Always wear the right safety glasses for DIY and sport, which can help you avoid eye related injuries.

Quit smoking

  • Smoking increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which is the UK’s leading cause of sight loss. Your GP can support you to stop smoking.

Nutrition for your eyes*

Learn more about the specific nutrients which are present in high concentrations in the eyes.

Nutrition for the eyes

*MacuShield Original+, Chewable and Original+ Vegetarian contain vitamin B2, which helps to maintain normal vision. MacuShield Gold contains Zinc, which helps to maintain normal vision.

JB-001834 December 2022