Sometimes called “eye vitamins,” these nutrients are the red, yellow and orange pigments that concentrate in the macula at center of your retina, keeping your central vision sharp.
How does it benefit the eyes? As we age, inflammation and wear and tear in the retina create free radicals that can damage cells in the eye if they go unchecked. Because lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants, they help neutralize those free radicals and help prevent cell damage. In the macula, these pigments also filter out the UV rays that create free radicals.