Good Supplements for Eyes

Eye supplements simply refer to the nutritional products, which consist of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are scientifically proven to be beneficial for the health of the eyes. These products are created in such a way that they will add to the nutrients that you already obtain from your diet.

With the advancements in the field of medicine, researchers were able to discover which vitamins and minerals are actually useful in preventing eye problems. If you are looking for good supplements for your eyes, make sure that the product that you will purchase contains all or most of these essential nutrients:

Vitamin A

According to research, Vitamin A can improve vision at night, healing of wounds, as well as the overall functioning of the body’s immune system. The retinas of the eyes need this vitamin in order to function properly and produce rhodopsin.

B Vitamins

Choline, folic acid, biotin, and  vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12 are collectively called vitamin B complex. This group of vitamins are important for the reduction of inflammation and regulation of homocysteine levels that can affect the retinas. These vitamins are also used to treat uveitis and prevent macular degeneration.

Vitamin C

This vitamin is considered as a great antioxidant and is beneficial for the prevention of cataracts, increased eye pressure, and macular degeneration.

Vitamin D

According to research, vitamin D can reduce the risk of macular degeneration.

Vitamin E

Just like vitamin D, this vitamin can also prevent macular degeneration. Moreover, it can also reduce your risk of cataracts and even protect your body from harmful free radicals.


Low levels of hemoglobin in the blood can result in loss of vision. One of the most essential elements that can maintain your hemoglobin and blood circulation is copper.


This mineral plays a key role in converting beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is good for the eyes. Furthermore, the eyes are the part of the body which have the highest amount of zinc and need this mineral for proper functioning.


Studies have shown that those who have low levels of chromium in their body have a higher risk of developing intraocular eye pressure. With this, taking eye supplements with chromium can help regulate intraocular eye pressure.


This mineral can fight infections and free radicals that may damage the lens and macula of the eyes.


Lutein is found in the retina and can protect the eyes. Having high levels of lutein can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.


Bioflavonoids can aid in the absorption of vitamin C and production of rhodopsin, which is a pigment that is essential for good vision.

 N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)

NAC refers to an amino acid that can lessen the risk of vision loss.


Phytochemicals found in bilberry, ginkgo biloba, and other plant extracts can protect the eyes against oxidative stress.


This flavonoid has useful anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and antioxidant properties. Quercetin can help in the prevention of bruising, protection of capillaries, and lessening the risk of cataracts.


This amino acid can prevent different eye problems such as cataracts, retinal diseases, glaucoma, and blindness due to diabetes.

Omega 3

Omega 3 fatty acids have numerous benefits, but they play a major role in preventing dry eyes. 

Alpha-lipoic Acid

Just like other antioxidants, Alpha-lipoic acid can protect the eyes from the harmful effects of free radicals.


According to scientific research, rutin can be used for the treatment of retinopathy and for the strengthening of the capillaries.

All these vitamins, minerals, and nutrients can be found in natural foods. However, a healthy diet may not be enough for you to obtain the required amount each day. In order to fill in these nutritional gaps, it is advisable to take eye supplements every day. With all the benefits that these products can bring, you will definitely realize that they are indeed a great investment for your health.

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Hearts – Hope – Healing

Dr. Lauren Richard Rosecan is a Board Certified Retina Specialist specializing in disease of the retina such as

macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions and retinal detachment. He has been in Palm Beach county for over 25 years and has three offices located in  Palm Beach County in the cities of Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. He also has one office located in Martin County in the city of Stuart.

He chose to have different locations so he could make it easier for his patients to receive the necessary care.

Many of the local health care centers have approached Dr. Rosecan to see their patients. So many of these patients cannot afford to have health insurance and Dr. Rosecan treats them for free. Many of the patients that he sees are poorly controlled diabetics with severe diabetic retinopathy. There is never a time when

Dr. Rosecan will not treat the uninsured patient. He will perform complicated retina surgery for these patients also at no charge to them. He will fully examine the patient and do the necessary diagnostics to determine the type of treatment the patient needs. So many of the patients need extensive pan retinal photocoagulation

(laser treatment) to treat severe diabetic retinopathy and macular laser to treat diabetic macular edema.

His non-paying patients receive the same professional care and treatment as patients with insurance. Many times Dr. Rosecan is overheard saying “this is so sad that this patient has not received the proper care because they don’t have insurance”.

“As the aging and diabetic population grows in Palm Beach County,” said Dr. Rosecan “ so will the need for subspecialists trained in the precise diagnostics and treatments of these eye conditions. Helping people see better and preventing blindness is my greatest reward.”

Dr. Lauren Rosecan Received the Heros In Medicine Award for Physician Local/National Hero

photo3Heroes are men and women who place the needs of others above self and view personal responsibility from a global perspective. The term Hero is often preceded by the adjective “unsung,” but on this day we will sing!

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services, a non-profit organization, hosting the 10th Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards Ceremony.  These prestigious awards honor individuals and organizations throughout Palm Beach County that use their skills and resources in the field of health care to provide outstanding services for the people of our local, national, and global communities.  In addition to properly recognizing our Heroes in Medicine, this initiative serves to encourage and stimulate future heroes by promoting a commitment to community service.

Proceeds from this event benefit Project Access, providing health care for low income, uninsured residents of Palm Beach County; and the Medical Society’s medical scholarship fund.  The awards was presented at the Heroes in Medicine luncheon at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion on Thursday, May 9, 2013.