Evidence is mounting that certain natural supplements can improve eye health and give some vision benefits in the long run. Some of these supplements can help prevent cataracts and other eye disorders, such as glaucoma. Others may help with diseases and other issues, such as diabetes, cataracts and other eye problems, cataract surgery, and even diabetic retinopathy.
There are many types of supplements that are used for people with eye problems. One is a vitamin supplement. A vitamin is a naturally occurring substance found in foods. Vitamin C is a good example, because it is a highly effective antioxidant and is used in topical applications such as lotions and gels for acne treatment.
Supplements have long been recommended to help keep vision healthy, but the evidence surrounding the benefits of supplements has been very mixed. In fact, the FDA warned in 2005 that there was insufficient evidence to support the claim that any kind of supplements could help improve vision. While there are some studies that show a positive effect on some types of vision, there are others that do not.
The FDA has also said that while natural supplements can be helpful in improving eye health, they should not be used if the person already has other health problems that are causing the eye problems. If you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, then taking a supplement might be inappropriate.
Of course, eye problems that have nothing to do with your vision can cause problems to the eye itself. Examples of these include cataracts and glaucoma. Cataracts are formed as a result of having too much pressure in the eyes. Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve, and if the damage to the optic nerve is already severe, then glaucoma can become more severe.
As with all products, eye health supplements have to be properly evaluated to determine what benefit they can provide. Before using any eye health supplement, especially over-the-counter eye creams, you should get a prescription from a specialist.