The eye requires specific nutrients to prevent oxidative stress and maintain optimal function. With aging, however, the level of these essential nutrients drops, and the eyes' capacity to clear the toxic metabolic by-products that induce oxidative stress is diminished.1.5 Oxidative damage is believed to play a significant role in the development and progression of age-related macular changes.
The vital antioxidants that help keep ocular tissues healthy must come from diet or dietary supplements because our body cannot make them.6 The standard American diet often does not provide enough quantities of food rich in these nutrients, especially in older people.2 Nutritional supplementation offers a convenient way to help ensure daily intake of ocular nutrients that are deficient in the diets of many older Americans.
By taking an eye vitamin, like Ocuvite, which contains sufficient levels of important nutrients, your patients can help protect their eye health.*4
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.