Five of the best… eyesight supplements
21:00 GMT, 25 August 2012
In sight: The five best eye supplements
Almost two million Britons suffer with diminished vision but studies suggest it is possible to slow or prevent damage.
According to optometrists, there are many ways to improve eyesight, from vision exercises to a better diet.
Those who may benefit most from taking eye supplements are those in middle age.
Capsules containing Vitamin C and E as well as omega-3, lutein and zeaxanthin may help protect the eye from age-related disorders.
One in ten people aged between 65 to 75 and one in three over 75 develop age-related macular degeneration, which can result in blindness.
Those with a relative with the condition are particularly at risk, with 50 per cent going on to develop it. Here are five supplements that may help…
1. Caps Extra Lutein Tablets
30 tabs 12.99
Contains lutein, a powerful antioxidant thought to reduce the risk of age-related retina degeneration.
30 caps 13.99
Contains zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin, pigments found in fruits and vegetables, that have been shown to protect the eye from free radical damage.
Top two: I-Caps eye supplements won the top spot and MacuShield came second
3. PreserVision Original softgels
60 caps, 12.69
Vitamin C and E plus zinc are thought to maintain healthy vision later in life.
4. Efalex 2-in-1 Vision
30 caps 12.99
B vitamins prevent nerve damage while cod liver oil, rich in omega-3, helps maintain a healthy retina.
PreserVision got the third place Efalex 2-in-1 Vision came fourth
5. BioCare NutriGuard Plus 90
30 caps 10.75.
Beta-carotene protects eyes from harmful ultraviolet light and reduces the risk of macular disease.