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Nutrition & Eye Health – Protect Your Vision

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 
   

iStock_000022374690XSmallThere’s no substitute for the quality of life good vision offers.  Adding certain nutrients to your diet every day – either through foods or supplements – can help your vision.  Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, including macular degeneration and cataract formation.  In addition to the following vitamins and nutrients found in everyday foods listed below, South Georgia Eye Partners also carries HydroEye & Mac Pro-S, which are two supplements highly recommended by optometrists and ophthalmologists.  You can read more about those here.

 

  • Lutein & Zeaxanthin

    Lutein and zeaxanthin are important nutrients found in green leafy vegetables, as well as other foods, such as eggs. Many studies have shown that lutein and zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

  • Vitamin C

    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. Scientific evidence suggests vitamin C lowers the risk of developing cataracts, and when taken in combination with other essential nutrients, can slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration and visual acuity loss.

  • Vitamin E

    Vitamin E in its most biologically active form is a powerful antioxidant found in nuts, fortified cereals and sweet potatoes. It is thought to protect cells of the eyes from damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals which break down healthy tissue.

  • Essential Fatty Acids

    Fats are a necessary part of the human diet. They maintain the integrity of the nervous system, fuel cells and boost the immune system. Two omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to be important for proper visual development and retinal function.

  • Zinc

    Zinc is an essential trace mineral or ‘helper molecule.’ It plays a vital role in bringing vitamin A from the liver to the retina in order to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes. Zinc is highly concentrated in the eye, mostly in the retina and choroid, the vascular tissue layer lying under the retina.

  • Emerging Research

    In the last 20 years, eye health research has linked diet and nutrition with a decreased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


We Now Carry HydroEye & Macro Pro-S Supplements!

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 
   
South Georgia Eye Partners is proud to announce that we are now carrying two supplements highly recommended by doctors to help with some of the most common eye health issues – HydroEye & Macro Pro-S.
HydroEye is a patented, oral formulation that provides continuous relief from dry eye discomfort due toage, contact lens wear, computer use, LASIK surgery, frequent flying, and other causes.  We have had a great response to HydroEye, and many patients can tell a difference after only two weeks.
Macro Pro-S provides nutrition support for macular degeneration and whole body health.  Based on the AREDS clinical trial and other advanced research, Macro Pro-S is an all-in-one formulation to help protect eyesight and the health of the entire body.  Note that the Macro Pro-S vitamins that we carry can be used by smokers and non-smokers unlike Macro Pro.