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Are eye health supplements effective?

Are eye health supplements effective?

To some degree: Most supplements have little benefit for the eye's health. A large study called areds found that patients at high risk for developing macular degeneration showed decreased risk with use of a combination of vitamins a, e, c, zinc and copper. No other scientific study has shown a true benefit (or necessity) of supplements to ward off disease in otherwise healthy eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What is the best medicine or supplement for eye health?

Many: There are many vitamin supplements for eye health. Most contain a wide variety of vitamins, including anti-oxidant vitamins like lutein. There is no dependable information that one brand is significantly better than another. Commonly used vitamins include centrum silver, ocuvite, and numerous others. These are probably most useful if you have early macular degeneration, or if it runs in the family. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What herbs are recommended to enhance eye health?

What herbs are recommended to enhance eye health?

It's long been known: ...That beta carotene containing vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.) are good for your eyes and vision. Will they make bad vision better? No. Will they help to maintain good function? Yes. ...Read more

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Could roller coasters affect eye health?

Could roller coasters affect eye health?

Unlikely: While anyone with fragile eyes (recent surgery for instance) should stay off roller coasters, most who can withstand this activity will not endanger their eyes. ...Read more

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What kind of foods promote good eye health?

What kind of foods promote good eye health?

Many: There are several food ingredients that reduce the risk of eye disease. This includes lutein and zeaxanthin which is found in dark green leafy vegetables, like kale and spinach; fish oil; flax-seed oil, anti-oxidant vitamins (vit a, c, e and zinc). ...Read more

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Which is the best vitamin for eye health?

Which is the best vitamin for eye health?

Anti-oxidant vitamin: I recommend an anti-oxidant vitamin with zinc and you want to take fish oil as well. ...Read more

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What food is good for eye health maintenance?

What food is good for eye health maintenance?

Sunglasses, diet: Easiest and most simple ways to protect your eye health are: 1). Protect your eyes from potential injury with safety glasses when working with tools, or for paintball, racquet sports etc. 2). Wear sunglasses when in bright light for extended periods. 3). Eat a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, spinach, etc. 4). Have regular eye exams by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more