As your eyes age, the retina and macular start to deteriorate, reducing your sharp vision that helps you see finer details such as outlines and people's faces. You may also start to notice an increased difficulty when driving and reading. As macular degeneration progresses, a blurred area near the centre of vision could develop which may grow bigger or appear as a blank area in your vision.
Common symptoms include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend seeing an eye specialist.
The Age Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS I and II) are 2 major clinical trials that identified a specific formula of antioxidants including high dose zinc that significantly reduced the relative risk of macular degeneration progression and delayed vision loss.
These antioxidants include zinc, copper, vitamin E, vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin.
There are a number of natural supplements that your Unichem Pharmacist can recommend to help boost your levels of these vitamins and minerals and help support healthy vision in aging.