Wondering why, or if, you should continue taking your EyePromise vitamins? We’ve got five reasons you’ll want to keep in mind.
1. Build your bank
No, eye vitamins are not a “quick fix”. Ingredients found in EyePromise eye vitamins take time to enter the blood steam and make their way to the eye.
You won’t see big benefits over night. But, the nutrients found within EyePromise macular health formulations, as well as the ones found in EZ Tears, build over time, helping your body replenish nutritional stores.
2. Benefit your body
The special formulations within products like Restore, AREDS 2, DVS, and Vizual Edge not only give eyes the boost they need — the ingredients within these EyePromise products also benefit other organ systems. For example, while Zeaxanthin and Lutein both build macular pigment and protect photoreceptors within the retina, these antioxidants also promote healthy cognitive function, according to this recent study.
3. Boost your baseline
The eyes can perform at their peak when necessary stores of nutrients are plentiful. But patients who stop taking EyePromise eye vitamins usually revert to their “baseline” as the body uses up the supplies. Eventually, a patient’s visual performance returns to the quality he or she formerly experienced. This means someone who had difficulty driving at night or seeing in low light will encounter the same issues as before.
4. Reduce the Risk
People who cease supplementing their diet with the necessary nutrition will most likely discover their macular pigment optical density (MPOD) also decreases over time. Since this pigment protects the rods and cones, or photoreceptors within the retina, this means a greater likelihood of damage as a result of blue light exposure. This damage means their risk of developing age-related eye health issues will increase as well.
5. Safeguard your Savings
A report by Frost & Sullivan estimates an average, 972,000 medical events related to age-related eye health issues can be avoided each year through the use of lutein and zeaxanthin supplements at preventative intake levels.
According to this post, the report estimates that, “An average of $3.87 billion per year and a cumulative savings of $30.95 billion from 2013 to 2020 in avoidable health care utilization costs is potentially realizable if all U.S. adults over the age of 55 diagnosed with age-related eye health issues or cataract were to use lutein and zeaxanthin dietary supplements at protective levels.”
Why? As visual performance decreases, the likelihood of falls and other injuries increase. The likelihood of cataracts also increases.
The report also states that within the next seven years, an average of 4.8 million people, past the age of 55 will experience a costly age-related eye health issue or cataract event. Experts calculated, “Total cumulative health care costs related to age-related eye health issues among the target population will be more than $164.40 billion—an average annual cost of nearly $20.60 billion.”
So supplementing your diet with eye vitamins can lead to less trouble — financially and physically down the road!