Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Even for Healthy Eyes!

Recent research studies have highlighted the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin for AMD and other eye conditions, however, what about for those people with healthy eyes?

The February 2008 issue of Optometry & Vision Science published a study about lutein and zeaxanthin which found that many visual performance issues (including contrast sensitivity) are compromised under glaring light conditions. The human macular pigments (MPs), lutein and zeaxanthin, were found to be strongly related to improvements in glare disability and photostress recovery of those people with “normal eyesight”.* This includes dealing with bright sunlight outdoors, light from your computer monitors, bright car headlights, etc.

The study included forty healthy individuals (mean age of 23.9) who were followed for 6 months measuring their MP.  After six months of lutein and zeaxanthin supplementation, average MP improved and had shown to significantly reduce the harmful effects of glare.

Lutein and zeaxanthin is available in a number of Viteyes products as well as a special lutein and zeaxanthin supplement, Viteyes® Essentials. Visit viteyes.com for more information.

* WJ.M. Stringhan, B.R. Hammond. “Macular Pigment and Visual Performance Under Glare Conditions.” Optometry and Vision Science. February 2008, Volume 85, Number 2, Pages 82-88.

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