“The most effective vitamins for eyes include lutein and zeaxanthin. Research also suggests vitamin A, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids aid in lubricating the eye and reducing dry eye symptoms.”
Eyes should also be protected against UV rays, as overexposure is linked to cataracts, macular degeneration and photokeratitis (sunburn of the cornea).
“A pair of UV protective sunglasses are all you need to stay protected from the sun’s rays, especially on lighter days when you’re out of the shade,” said Greatbanks.
Another tip is to prioritise rest, as sleeping can “rest your eyes” and “keep them clean”.