For most people, vitamin supplement is less important than a healthy and balanced diet.
However, for those who have age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), current medical protocol recommends special formulated vitamin therapy, such as:
If you have ever or are currently smoking, ensure that the vitamin supplement does NOT include beta carotene as it increases the risk of lung cancer.
Vitamin therapy does NOT prevent or cure ARMD, but it has been shown to delay the onset, to reduce the risk and to reduce the rate of progression of ARMD. Before starting any vitamin therapy, please consult with your optometrist or your family doctor. For more information, please go to National Eye Institute.