What are the best supplements to prevent macular degeneration?

The following was written by Bill Evans and published in the Coolum and North Shore News, Ask the Professionals page on Friday, 26th October 2014.

MDeyesQ: What are the best dietary supplements to prevent macular degeneration?

A: The Age Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) followed over 4000 participants over a period of 5-6 years to see which dietary supplements were of most benefit in preventing age related macular degeneration (AMD). The results of AREDS 2 showed that lutein and zeaxanthin, in addition to vitamin C, vitamin E, copper and zinc reduced the risk of developing advanced AMD over the five years of the study.

A new supplement on the market, MDeyes, is the first supplement in Australia to contain all of the above nutrients in a once daily soft gel capsule. The fact it is a once daily capsule compares favourably to other AMD prevention supplements, which require three tablets to achieve the same dose as per the AREDS 2 study. MDeyes is available from Bill Evans Optometrists at the low price of $20.00 for a 28 capsule box. Come in and see us for more information on MDeyes.