Omega -3s and the eye
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is highly concentrated in the retina of the eye. The retina beeing responsible for converting light signals coming through the eye lence,into images and visual perceptions. DHA suppors visual function by optimizing the fluidity of the photoreceptor membranes ensuring the integrity of the retina (Querques 2011).
Recommended Daily Intake
A daily intake of 200 mg of Omega-3 DHA for adults contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. Additionally, 200 mg of DHA intake a day during pregnancy contributes to normal eye development of the fetus and breastfed infants. Both recommendations are in addition to the daily recommended intake of 250 mg of combined Omega-3 EPA and DHA.