Studies show that the daily intake of certain nutrients, through food and supplements, is essential to healthy eyes and may reduce the risk of some chronic eye conditions.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids found in the central macular area of the retina. They are blocking agents for harmful UV light and as powerful antioxidants to protect the photoreceptors.
Since lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids are not produced in the human body, they must be consumed through food or supplements on a routine daily basis.
The recommended intake of these essential nutrients typically requires a supplement in addition to traditional dietary sources.
Supplements are recommended for patients with degenerative macular changes, including drusen, or a family history of degenerative changes.
If this is a concern for you, Dr. Ross recommends a taking the combination of Maxivision Whole Body Formula (4 tablets per day) and Maxitears Dry Eye Formula (2 tablets per day) for his patients.