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Can you tell me any good eye supplements for eye health?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Omega 3s: Oral omega3s promote more production of healthy tears to protect the surface. They also provide antioxidant for the retina. As well as other health benefits.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Several: Lutein and zeaxanthin (yellow peppers, chard, broccoli, mangoes) are antioxidants that help protect the eye. Some other supplements good for the eye are selenium, zinc, beta carotene, and vitamins a, c, and e.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Are eye health supplements effective?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Maybe: We need to separate prevention from treatment. Supplements such as areds vitamins for macular degeneration have proven to be useful. For prevention, the observed effects are smaller so it is much more difficult to see benefit. A multivitamin can be helpful with extra antioxidants. We just don't want to cause harm. Check with your eye doctor and better still, just live "healthy.".

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