Vitamins Role in Ocular Health

One of the leading causes of reduced vision in an aging population is Macular Degeneration.  This condition affects over 2 million people age 50-80.  An important therapy is the use of specific vitamins to mitigate the damages of this condition.

Studies have shown that the vitamins Lutein and Zeaxanthin plus trace elements zinc and copper are associated with a lower risk of developing advanced Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Another component to retinal development and repair is Omega 3 fatty acids or "fish oil" vitamins.

The specific amounts can be found in readily available supplements that are labeled as AREDS 2 formula vitamins in any pharmacy.  Always check with you primary doctor if you are currently being treated for any medical condition before adding these supplements.