Eye health

05 July 2010

Vision problems

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Near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism are examples of vision disorders known as refraction disorders.

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21 July 2011

Stye

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A stye (or hordeolum) occurs when an eyelash follicle becomes infected.

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01 April 2010

Conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the delicate membrane that covers the white of the eye and lines the eyelids (the medical term for this membrane is the conjunctiva or the conjunctival membrane).

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28 April 2010

Eye strain

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Sore, tired eyes, which tend to occur after focussing on objects at the same distance for a long time.

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12 April 2011

What you need to know about lutein and zeaxanthin

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A diet rich in lutein and zeaxanthin may be essential to healthy ageing. Naturopath Kate Ferguson reveals why.

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Eye health

Lutein Defence™

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Blackmores Lutein Defence™ is an antioxidant formula containing lutein and zeaxanthin that may help to defend against free radical damage in the macula.

Lutein:10 mg

Lutein is a carotenoid nutrient that belongs to xanthophylls family. Xanthophylls are a group of plant pigments responsible for many of the bright coloured fruits and vegetables. Lutein is found in dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale.

Zeaxanthin:2 mg

Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid nutrient that belongs to xanthophylls family and is closely related to lutein. Xanthophylls are a group of plant pigments responsible for many of the bright coloured fruits and vegetables. Zeaxanthin is found in sweet corn, persimmons, orange capsicums and oranges.

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 tablet a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.

Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
Eye health

Vitamin A 5000

$17.49

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Blackmores Vitamin A 5000 is a source of vitamin A, which is important for day and night vision. Vitamin A is also essential for healthy skin and the maintenance of healthy mucous membranes. 

Retinyl palmitate(vitamin A 5000 IU):(1.5 mg retinol equivalents) 2.75 mg

Vitamin A is a fat-souble antioxidant required for a large number of biological processes. Vitamin A is found in red meat, eggs and dairy products.

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 capsule a day with a meal, or as professionally prescribed. 

Children under 12 years – Only as professionally prescribed.

  • The recommended adult daily amount of vitamin A from all sources is 700 µg retinol equivalents for women and 900 µg retinol equivalents for men. When taken in excess of 3000 µg retinol equivalents vitamin A can cause birth defects. If you are pregnant, or considering becoming pregnant, do not take vitamin A supplements without consulting your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare professional 
  •  Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet