NUTRITION AND OCULAR HEALTH
Numerous clinical nutrition studies repeatedly place medical nutrition therapy on center stage as a strong preventative component in treating many ocular eye diseases, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).
VitalEyes Complete is a Research-Based Ocular Protection Multivitamin developed from two highly regarded studies, ARED's and Veterans LAST, and in consultation and conjunction with our Dr. Richard Luekenga, O.D.
The premier study in this group, the prestigious Age-Related Eye Disease Study (ARED's), demonstrated a 25% reduction in the development of advanced ARMD or severe visual impairment in the group taking large, combinded doses of zinc and antioxidants (including beta carotene and Vitmins C and E) over a six- year period.
In the ARED's study, people with early signs of ARMD who took 500 mg of Vitamin C, 400 IU of Vitamin E, 15 mg of Isolated Beta Carotene , 80 Mg of Zinc and 2 mg of Copper significantly lowered their risk of ARMD progression.
There is increasing evidence for the beneficial effects of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. The Veterans LAST study bowed significant visual function improvements in patients with severe ARMD using 10 mg of lutein in supplemental form along with a broad spectrum formula of antioxidants and other supporting vitamins and minerals.
To learn more about this vitamin and all vitamins in our office, call our knowledgeable staff at Valley Vision Clinic & Optical and schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Luekenga or Dr. David Graf. 435-896-8142..