As we grow older our eye health comes under increasing pressure, and in particular the macula. It is an oval shaped pigmented area near the central retina, which can be damaged. The macula protects the light sensitive cells in the back of the eye.
Clarity of central vision
The macula is responsible for the clarity of central vision. It allows us to see fine detail clearly and is essential for activities such as reading, writing, driving or even recognising faces.
Research shows that depletion of the macular pigment may impact eye health and vision.
The macula pigment comprises of three carotenoids, Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin and Zeaxanthin. The body does not produce Lutein and Zeaxanthin. The macular pigment can therefore become severely depleted in those with a poor diet lacking in the right foods.