Eye Health Vitamins
Nutrition for Your Eyes
Have Macular Degeneration? At Eigenbrodt Vision Center, we may prescribe specially formulated eye vitamins to patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). According to the National Eye Institute, the results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) clearly show that people who should consider taking the combination of antioxidants plus zinc include those who are at risk for developing advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
The patients at risk are defined as:
- Having either intermediate AMD in one or both eyes (many medium-sized drusen or one or more large drusen)
- Advanced AMD in one eye, but not the other eye (a breakdown of light-sensitive cells and supporting tissue in the central retinal area)
- The development of abnormal and fragile blood vessels under the retina (wet form) that can either leak fluid or blood
If you fall into one of these categories, AREDS eye vitamins may be recommended by your eye care professional.