On a recent trip to the ophthalmologist with my mom, he told us about the importance of Lutein supplements for sight. She suffers from macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He suggested that she take supplements with Lutein for improved vision. Scientists have recently found that blueberries, bilberries, spinach, kale, and carrots are all vital to good eyesight. (I guess our moms were right about eating our vegetables!) I am so near-sighted, and I wonder if it's because I wouldn't eat hardly any vegetables as a child. Thank goodness I love them now.
The doctor suggested Ocuvite or another eye supplement (that I can't remember right now) for my mom. He said that I should find a multi-vitamin that had Lutein in it. Most of the multi-vitamins that I found with Lutein, also had iron. Now that I am older, I don't need iron anymore, so I will be searching for a multi-vitamin without it, that also has Lutein. But until I find one, I chose Rexall's Lutein Vision 45 mg supplement. It has all the previously mentioned vegetables and fruits, as well as Zeaxanthin, which is a carotenoid, (naturally occurring) in the macula of healthy eyes. You may take one capsule up to two times a day with meals.
I am very concerned about my eyesight, and feel thankful to have been present when my mom's ophthalmologist told us about Lutein supplements.