As research found from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), taking high doses of vitamins and antioxidants can indeed promote macular health, so it's important to understand what this means for you, and the supplements you're taking.
People who are at high risk for developing advanced AMD should consider taking a supplement containing the nutrients from the study. Your eye doctor can administer a dilated eye exam to determine if you are at risk of developing advanced AMD. The dosage of the AREDS2 formulation contains 500 milligrams of Vitamin C; 400 IU of Vitamin E; 25 milligrams of zinc; 10 milligrams of lutein and 2 milligrams of zeaxanthin; and 2 milligrams of copper.
It's important to speak with your eye doctor to find out if you should begin taking an AREDS2 supplement like Focus Select. While these supplements are not a cure for AMD, taking the AREDS2 formulation was proven to reduce the risk of advanced AMD by about 18%.