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What vitamins are good for eye health?

What vitamins are good for eye health?

Hmmm: Best for eyes: wear good sunglasses in sun, goggles when doing anything that makes chips, dust or sparks; avoid over-drying (drink water, eat plenty of healthy oil) & remember to blink.Staring at screens reduces blinking in a way that books do not.If you eat a good diet, you don't need more than rda dose of vitamin a, d&e unless your eye doc says so. See eye doc yearly for pressure check after 40. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for eye health or is it hype?

What vitamins are good for eye health or is it hype?

VITAMIN A,BETA CROTE: Beta carotene a precursor of vitamin a is an antioxidant slows down the development of macular generation, night blindness, dry eye sundrome, but smokers and former smokers should avoid it. Vit a is very important for eye health, as deficiency can cause xeropthalmia causes blindness in children, dry eye, cataracts vit c slows macular degenerati vite for macular deneration zinc for night blindness&mac d. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take for skin, nail and eye health if you are a vegetarian?

What are good vitamins to take for skin, nail and eye health if you are a vegetarian?

A, D, Zinc, B-12: Eating non processed foods and eating good vegetables at each meal and using high quality protein like beans and egg if possible will provide the proteins and anti-oxidants. In the summer one can get vitamin d3 from the sun. Taurine is an Amino Acid in dairy and beef that is helpful. Google robert ritch natural compounds for eye nutrients that are good for everything. ...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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Are there any herbs, vitamins, etc for eye health?

Are there any herbs, vitamins, etc for eye health?

Yes: Vitamins containing antioxidants, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthine and omega 3 fatty acids can help patients with macular degeneration. Omega 3 fatty acids are also beneficial for people with dry eyes. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

Yes: Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health. See http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more

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My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

Stepwise approach : Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one.Aao.Org/asset.Axd?Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5. ...Read more

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What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body

What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything  women's body

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more

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Want to take supplement for vision health. Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.

Want to take  supplement for vision health.  Areds2? Have floaters, dry eye & ocular migraine. Take Carlson finest fish oil daily +multi vitamin.

Good diet: If your diet is deficient in green and red veggies, 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of zea xanthine is good. The AREDS2 formulation is good for preventing intermediate dry macular degeneration from progressing to the wet form. You don't need it if you don't already have macular degeneration. Omega 3 is good for dry eye and depression. Multivits are worthless if you have a reasonable diet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a good brand of vitamins for your eyes?

None really: Unless you have diagnosed moderate to severe macular degeneration, there is no real need to take eye-specific vitamin supplements. Instead, i would simply recommend a balanced diet and, perhaps, a multivitamin. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for your vision and the bags under your eyes?

What vitamins are good for your vision and the bags under your eyes?

Antioxidants: Antioxidants such vit e, and minerals like zinc and selenium are good for the eyes. There are no vitamins to help with baggy eyelids. ...Read more

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Bausch + lomb preservision eye vitamin for teens, is this good?

Bausch + lomb preservision eye vitamin for teens, is this good?

No: Taking macular degeneration supportive eye vitamins which have limited non eye benefits and are above the rda value for a teen without the disease, is not advised. If your teen wants to take a vitamin, use a daily multiple/mineral supplement for general purpose use. ...Read more

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I've always heard that carrots were good for the eyes. Do you know of other things, or is it mainly vitamin a?

I've always heard that carrots were good for the eyes. Do you know of other things, or is it mainly vitamin a?

Many things: Vitamin a (found in carrots) is one of many chemicals needed and used by the eyes. Interestingly, most amereicans actually do get enough vitamins and minerals to maintain the health of their eyes, and supplements have not been shown to improve vision. Vitamins a, e, c, zinc, and possibly lutein have been shown to decrease the risk of macular degeneration in those at risk. ...Read more

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Could you suggest good herbal supplements/vitamins that can help dry eyes or improve vision?

Could you suggest good herbal supplements/vitamins that can help dry eyes or improve vision?

Yes: Oral omega-3's can help dry eyes. I have many patients that have seen the benefits of them with their symptoms for dry eyes. Evoa dry suppliments, thera tears nutrition is another. ...Read more

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I got a 5 day old black eye. Saw er doc on day 3-4. Still blue and black looking and a bit swelling. Does taking vitamin c good to heal faster?

I got a 5 day old black eye. Saw er doc on day 3-4. Still blue and black looking and a bit swelling. Does taking vitamin c good to heal faster?

Not especially : Drinking a glass of orange juice daily and keeping up your fruit intake is enough vitamin c. Since it is a water soluble vitamin, your body will excrete any excess. I am not aware of any data supporting mega vitamin c for this kind of wound healing. May get a little worse before it fully resolves and go through purple to brown to yellow stages. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Got long hair and I am a male and I have a full head of hair. Many strands are thin at some spots and thicker at some spots. How is this possible? Is it a health issue? Vitamin defficieny perhaps? or something else?

Got long hair and I am a male and I have a full head of hair. Many strands are thin at some spots and thicker at some spots. How is this possible? Is it a health issue? Vitamin defficieny perhaps? or something else?

Check Thyroid: Often times, male patterned baldness is hereditary. Look at pictures of your grandfather if available. I will tell you what type of hair you will end up with. For those without this trait, check your thyroid, often with blood work that includes TSH, T3 and T4. Also check Total Testerone levels. This may lead you to an answer. ...Read more