We offer several vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements to support eye health. Some of the more common supplements include Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, and Bilberry. Give us a call at 609-653-9933 or ask Dr. Cheryl or Dr. Dave during your next visit about the supplements we recommend.
“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.
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.