The vitamin aisle, whether brick-and-mortar or virtual, can be overwhelming, especially when looking for vitamins to help your eyes. There is little to no regulation for vitamins, making many brands questionable. However, finding the right eye vitamin for you is easier than you think.
Know What You Need
First, you should understand what your eyes need before journeying down the vitamin aisle. This can come from your eye doctor or from your own research, but it’s always good to check with your eye care professional. If you’re researching on your own, your family history is a great place to start. Do any of your family members have age-related eye health concerns? Are you predisposed to blood sugar control issues?
Then, you can ask yourself what symptoms, if any, you’re trying to alleviate. Do you suffer from dry, gritty, irritated, or excessively watery eyes? Do you experience eye strain and fatigue after using digital screens? Finally, you should take into consideration any relevant health history. Are you taking any medications with known side effects? Are you looking for a vegetarian or vegan option? These are all questions you should know the answers to before looking for an eye vitamin.
Symbols of Quality
There are certain indicators of quality to look for in vitamins. One sign to keep an eye out for is the NSF Contents Tested and Certified logo. This symbol shows that the product has undergone third-party quality and purity testing to ensure that you’re getting what’s promised in every single dose.
Another indicator of the quality of a vitamin is the price. Now, we’re not saying go out and buy the most expensive vitamins because price guarantees quality. However, we are saying that when it comes to vitamins, you get what you pay for. Here’s why cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to eye vitamins.
Ingredients can be another quality indicator for eye vitamins. Is the company using high-quality, natural ingredients like dietary zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin) and lutein (loo-teen), or are they using the cheaper, non-natural forms like zeaxanthin isomers or meso-zeaxanthin? Are they including enough of those ingredients to make a difference in eye health (experts recommend 8+ mg of dietary zeaxanthin)? Are the fish oils they use ultra-purified and ethically sourced?
Finally, a product is usually good quality if the company is willing to put their money where their mouth is and back their products with guarantees. Whether it’s a satisfaction guarantee or an efficacy guarantee (i.e., the product will work or your money back), guarantees are a great way to tell if a company stands behind their products.
Let EyePromise® Take the Guesswork Out of Eye Vitamins
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EyePromise also offers products for a range of eye health needs, including age-related eye health issues, blood sugar control issues, occasional dry eye, screen time, athletic performance, and even vegetarian/vegan options. Check out everything EyePromise has to offer or take our quiz to find out which EyePromise eye vitamin is right for you!
The vitamin aisle can feel like the wild west, but it doesn’t have to. Let EyePromise help you start your journey to improved vision and better eye health today.