We have two friends who have macular degeneration, and both are legally blind. This is a very sad condition, and I can’t imagine the heart ache of losing ones eyesight. Macular degeneration runs in my husbands family, and his mother was diagnosed with it many years ago. Unfortunately, it tends to run in families, her mother and sister both had macular degeneration as well, so my husband is at risk.
My mother-in-law sees an eye doctor, who told her to take a special vitamin for the eyes called Ocuvite. There is now a formula for people who are the age of 50 and over. Come to find out, many doctors recommend Ocuvite, and it is actually a product that was used in a study, and is the number one recommended brand of eye vitamins.
Ocuvite Adult 50+ comes in a bottle containing 50 soft gels, and claims to be nutritional support for people at risk for AMD. It is manufactured by Bausch & Lomb. The bottle retails for between $13.00 and $14.00.
Ocuvite contains vitamins and minerals such as 150 mg of vitamin C, 20 IU of vitamin E, 9 mg zinc, 1 mg copper, 6 mg lutein, and 150 mg omega-3. Other ingredients are fish oil (some people say this smells fishy, but it does not bother most people), gylcerin, yellow beeswax, soy lecithin (contains peanut oil), and a variety of colorings. If you are allergic to peanuts, I would double check with your primary care physician before taking these soft gels.
The dosage is one soft gel a day, to be taken in the morning with breakfast, or if not a meal at least some food. nutrients. The nutrients in Ocuvite 50+ can be beneficial to the macula, which is the portion of the eye that controls your central vision. Most vitamin and mineral supplements do not contain enough of the beneficial ingredients for keeping the macula healthy, so Ocuvite Adult 50+ fills an important role for people who are at risk, or have macular degeneration.
Since my mother-in-law has been taking Ocuvite 50+, her eyes have not gotten worse, in fact they have improved slightly. She attributes her good eye health to taking these vitamin and mineral supplements. Because my husband is at risk for macular degeneration, we are starting him on these soft gels as well. Going blind is no laughing matter, and if we can spend a little bit of money now to prevent or delay blindness in the future, I can’t think of a better investment.