Vitamins for Eye Health
Several vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements are available to support eye health. Some of the more common supplements available include Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, and Bilberry.
All About Eyes recommends the line of vitamins and supplements created by Pure Encapsulations. These vitamins are hypo-allergenic with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They are wheat, gluten, egg and nut-free so they are perfect for people who are sensitive to over-the-counter vitamins. We provide more information below about the supplements available from Pure Encapsulations*. Pure Encapsulation products are available only through healthcare professionals. If you are interested in ordering or want to find out which supplement might be best for you, ask Dr. Cheryl for more information. She takes supplements from Pure Encapsulations, and would be happy to talk to you about them. Free samples of Vision Pro (for dry eyes) are available.
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Beta Carotene (Vitamin A)
“Eat all your carrots; they are good for your eyes”
You may have had this told to you as a child, or you may even find yourself saying it to your own children at the dinner table. What makes carrots so good for your eyes? Its high levels of Beta Carotene in the carrots that promote eye health (and it’s also what makes carrots and pumpkin orange!). Beta Carotene is so good for your eyes that doctors may prescribe it to help age-related macular degeneration. The body converts beta carotene into Vitamin A as needed.
Bilberry is a deep purple edible fruit. Its extract is available as a nutritional supplement. Bilberry is an antioxidant that moderates visual fatigue. It is known to support light to dark vision adjustment (night vision) and helps people see in dimly lit spaces.
Macular Support Formula
The macular support formula is a comprehensive dietary supplement designed to support the macula, the central area of the retina responsible for sharp vision. Its antioxidant properties have been shown to help protect against oxidative damage to the lens of the eye while maintaining the health of the optimal lens and retinal tissues. This formula contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Bilberry, and additional eye-promoting ingredients.
If you have dry eyes, you may want to learn more about Pure Encapsulations’ VisionPro formulation. Because it contains Omega-3 fatty acids, it supports natural tear production and retention of eye moisture. VisionPro EPA/DHA/GLA combines ultra-pure, molecularly distilled triglyceride fish oil with borage oil to provide 855 mg EPA, 645 mg DHA and 75 mg GLA per serving for healthy tear production and maintenance of all three layers of tear film in normally functioning eyes.
Designed to protect the whole eye, EyeProtect Basics is an antioxidant multivitamin containing Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Copper and Zinc. The formulation is designed to support healthy vision
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Information is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Contact your optometrist to learn more about Pure Encapsulations and what supplements are right for you.