Although our bodies receive vitamins and minerals from the foods we eat, many of us do not receive enough. As we age, our eyes become more and more susceptible to certain conditions, and may require extra protection. The Age Related Eye Disease Study and Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS and AREDS2) showed that certain antioxidants can help slow the progression of moderate and advanced macular degeneration.
Vitamins for Healthy Eyes
Eye vitamins recommended in the study include:
- Vitamin C – 400 mg
- Vitamin E – 400 international units (IU)
- Copper – 2 mg
- Lutein – 10 mg
- Zeaxantin – 2 mg
- Zinc – 80 mg
Eye vitamins can be purchased without a prescription in most cases. Dr. Stancey will help you decide which vitamins are right for you and how often you should take them after a comprehensive review of your condition.