Eye Health Vitamins
Nutrition for Your Eyes
Our doctors may prescribe specially formulated eye vitamins for current eye concerns, and also for eye health maintenance and prevention. Macular Degeneration or Dry Eye are most common eye conditions of patients who benefit from eye nutraceuticals.
According to the National Eye Institute, the results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) clearly show that people who should consider taking the combination of antioxidants plus zinc include those who are at risk for developing advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
The patients at risk include those with
- Either intermediate AMD in one or both eyes (many medium-sized drusen or one or more large drusen)
- Advanced AMD in one eye, but not the other eye (a breakdown of light-sensitive cells and supporting tissue in the central retinal area)
- The development of abnormal and fragile blood vessels under the retina (wet form) that can either leak fluid or blood
If you fall into one of these categories, AREDS eye vitamins may be recommended by your eye care professional.
Products with ingredients to reduce inflammation and boost natural tear production are highly recommended for patients with chronic Dry Eye.