Viteyes assessed by an eye expert in the Daily Mail to tackle eye problems
A recent report showed three-quarters of us suffered poor eye health in the past 12 months.
Eye health issues ranging from dry eyes to sight-threatening conditions such as AMD (age-related macular degeneration) affect millions of people in the UK every year.
AMD occurs when extra blood vessels grow at the back of the eye and damage the macula — the eye structure that helps us see centrally. This causes a blind spot in the middle of our vision and blurred images, which gradually deteriorate over time.
Dr Maryam Zamani says,
"There’s good scientific data to show the right vitamins and minerals can delay the progression of AMD, but only in the high doses used in research trials, such as the AREDS study. The amounts in some products are much lower so we can’t assume they will be as effective. And while these products don’t claim specifically to slow the progression of AMD, they could give false hope. Other products contain the exact amounts used in the reputable AREDS study — for example, Viteyes 2 (£48, 180 capsules, viteyes.co.uk) — but patients should check with their GP before taking them because high-dose vitamins can interfere with some medications."