Confusing Omega 3 - What to take for your Eyes - Advice, Information & Successful Clinic-Tested Eye Products

How much Omega 3 should I take for dry eye?

Simple question but the answer is a bit complex.  Omega 3 supplements vary widely in their potency.

The following information is what I recommend in clinic.

It is not applicable to everyone and talk to your eye care provider for mor information.


Look at the label of your Omega 3 supplement.  Look for these numbers:

Serving Size:  e.g. 1,2,4 capsules

Capsule Size: e.g. 500mg to 1200mg

EPA content and DHA content.

Ignore the serving size initially.
Look at the EPA + DHA total

This total needs to be APPROX 1000mg per dayThen figure out how many servings that you need
to get ~1000mg/day of EPA + DHA

Also look for the form (triglyceride preferred)

See example below


On the above Krill Omega 3 label...  one capsule (serving) has 75mg (EPA) + 45mg (DHA) = 120mg.   For dry eye therapy I recommend 1000mg/day so... you would need 1000/120 = 8.33 ~ 8 capsules a day.  (That's alot!)

On the PRN Omega 3 label to the right... one serving is 4 capsules which delivers 920 mg (EPA) + 920 mg (DHA) = 1840mg.

I would recommend just 2 capsules (1/2 serving size) of the PRN high potency product.

You can buy PRN product here from meyeSPA.


Liquid Omega 3's generally have hight potency and usually 1/2 a teaspoon will achieve the ~1000mg guideline but check the label.










The Basics - Ocular Allergy - mEYEspa

A huge percentage of the population suffer from allergies.  Some allergy sufferers know exactly what their trigger is but often the exact culprit is a mystery.

There are many environmental (dust, pollen) and specific (animal) triggers that effect eyes and cause ocular allergy signs and symptoms (Allergic Conjunctivitis)

Allergic eyes are:

  • red
  • itchy (especially in the insider corners)
  • may have a stringy white discharge
  • both eyes effected
  • have bumps under eyelids

Allergic eyes are not:

  • goopy with yellowish discharge
  • painful
  • extremely light sensitive
  • achey

These posts are not meant to be diagnostic but rather general information.  If you think you have ocular allergies then see an Optometrist to diagnose and recommend treatment options for you.

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