Nutrition and Your Eyes

sbhGood nutrition is essential to the eyes and may potentially decrease the risk of certain aging eye conditions. Romanoff Vision encourages taking daily vitamin and nutrition supplements to not only improve eye sight but your overall quality of life. Antioxidants such as vitamin A, C and E and Carotenoids such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin have shown strong association at reducing the risk and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome.

We offer vitamins that work to protect the macula, the area at the center of the retina where the sharpest central vision occurs. The vitamins are made of premium, natural ingredients that are free of common allergens, artificial flavors and colors. Ask our staff for more information.

Dr. Romanoff endorses and recommends vitamin/nutrition supplements that are of the highest quality and made from natural ingredients, or at least the most bioavailable ingredients as possible. The company that Dr. Romanoff recommends is ScienceBased Health. This company produces a complete line of ocular nutrition that meets all the guidelines of the AREDS Study as well as other nutritional supplements. Since some levels of vitamins have been shown to increase the chance of lung cancer in cigarette smokers, ScienceBased Health also has a vitamin line more appropriate for smokers.

Besides vitamins, ScienceBased Health also manufactures HydroEyes, which is a supplement for individuals with moderate to severe dry eye syndrome. These soft gel capsules contain fish and berry oils as well as musin which are both integral parts of the tear film. Artificial tears only replace the watery portion of the tear film and often do not solve the problem of dry eye syndrome.

Most importantly, ScienceBased Health is a company that is has a panel of ophthalmologist and nutritionists that constantly reviews the world’s literature on nutrition. When new recommendations are suggested in the literature, their vitamins are updated with the most optimal recommended doses of each vitamin and/or mineral.

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