Eye Formula for healthy eyesight with herbs, vitamins, and supplements, ultimate and advanced with lutein and zeaxanthin
July 2 2015 by
Ray Sahelian, M.D.

As we age our eyesight weakens and we have difficulty with reading and distance vision. This is due in part to degeneration of nerve cells in the eyes, glaucoma, cataracts, or floaters. A castle in Europe, a swan floating on a still pond, a delicate daisy, or rugged mountain scenery may not impress us as much. We lose our ability to notice fine details and differentiate subtle shades of colors. Has this enchantment disappeared forever, or are there ways to return the visual magic that life offers? Is there an eye formula that can provide for healthy eyesight?
   I am glad to report that using an eye formula with the proper balance of many nutrients can help restore, at least partially, the magic of seeing that you may have long forgotten existed.

Eyesight Rx Eye Formula ultimate and advanced

Unlike some eye formulas that provide nutrients and herbs for long term healthy vision support, and prevention of visual impairment, but don't seem to have much of an immediate effect on visual acuity, Eyesight Rx is provides a quick and noticeable vision improvement within hours.

Reports from users indicate enhanced clarity of vision, colors being brighter, better focus, and overall improvement in close and distance vision. Most people notice improved vision within hours or days. Still others will realize their vision is sharper the next morning when they take their second dose.


What's in the formula?
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
Citrus bioflavonoids (eriocitrin, hesperidin, flavonols, flavones, flavonoids, naringenin, and quercetin)
Mixed carotenoids (alpha carotene, astaxanthin, beta carotene, cryptoxanthin,
Lutein, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin)
Bilberry extract (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Jujube extract (Zizyphus jujube)
Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo biloba)
Suma extract (Pfaffia paniculata)
Mucuna pruriens extract (Cowhage)
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
Lycium berry extract (Lycium Barbarum)
Sarsaparila (Sarsaparilla Smilax)

Protecting your eyesight
The lens, retina, macula, and other parts of the eye involved in eyesight can be protected with the proper intake of antioxidants. Almost all the antioxidants likely have a positive influence on eye health. Of particular importance are vitamins C, E, selenium, and the carotenoids found in fruits and vegetables. Two particular carotenoids, called lutein and zeaxanthin, play an important role in protecting eye tissue in the macula from damage by free radicals. Corn, eggs, green leafy vegetables, peppers, red grapes and pumpkins are some of the foods rich in lutein and zeazanthin. You can also find carotenoids and flavonoids in many herbs, including milk thistle and bilberry.

For optimal vision protection, I recommend you include a variety of whole foods in your diet and take antioxidants. At this point, we don't know exactly what amounts and combinations of antioxidants will ensure optimal protection.

Nutrients that help
Good eyesight requires more than just eating carrots. Most everything that you do to improve your overall health will, in the long run, influence the health of your eyes.

After years of supervising patients who take mind boosters and trying various supplements myself, I am now aware of many that have an immediate effect on visual perception. Unfortunately, very little information has been published regarding the influence of different nutrients or eye formulas on the visual system. Hence, much of the information in this chapter is anecdotal, based on my professional and personal experience.

The following is a list of supplements that improve eyesight. You are likely to notice the effects the very day you take them, and sometimes even within an hour or two. Generally, the higher the dose, the more obvious the visual improvement; but the risk for side effects would also increase as the dosage is increased. The combination of two or more nutrients sometimes has a synergistic effect.

The mechanism of action of these supplements can involve several pathways, such as raising levels of brain chemicals, improving circulation to the eye, or altering the fatty acid composition of rods, cones, and brain cells. I often find that visual changes are not as apparent when one is in broad sunlight. Going indoors—for instance in a shopping mall—can help one become more aware of the visual enhancement. Late afternoon, early evening, and cloudy days, are also good times to notice the visual changes.

Lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that enhances glucose use in brain and eye cells. Usually a dose of 25 to 60 mg of R-Alpha lipoic acid improves visual clarity. The effects are noticeable by afternoon or evening.

Fish oils — Just like the rest of the cells in the brain, the cells of the retina—the rods and the cones—contain long-chained fatty acids. The most prominent of these fatty acids in the eye is an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA. In my experience, I have found that the omega-3 oils, generally found in fish and flaxseed, enhance visual perception. I notice improved color perception and depth of vision, enhanced night and distance vision, and overall enhancement in visual awareness after several days of taking flaxseed oil or fish oil capsules. In order to notice quicker results, i.e, within two or three days, the dosages need to be significant. For instance, most people need to take several grams of a combination EPA / DHA fish oil supplement or a tablespoon or two of flaxseed oil. Once you notice an improvement, you can reduce your dosage of fish oils to one or two grams a day, or a teaspoon of flaxseed oil.

If I take an eye formula every other day, do I need to take the fish oil capsules every day or every other day?
    Each person is different, but most people can take one or two fish oil capsules a day.

Lutein is a carotenoid which has become popular as a dietary supplement either by itself, or combined with zeaxanthin and other carotenoids and vitamins for the prevention of visual disorders such as macular degeneration or to improve eyesight.

Acetyl l-carnitine is an antioxidant involved in energy utilization within cells. A dose of 200 to 500 mg in the morning before breakfast works within two to three hours to induce a pleasant visual and mental clarity.

Carnosine is of benefit at a dose of 100 to 300 mg.

TMG, DMG, DMAE, and SAM-e are methyl donors that have similar effects of sharpening vision, most likely due to an increase in levels of brain chemicals. DMG is available in sublingual form and the visual effects are apparent within an hour of melting a pill under the tongue.

Summary and review
The use of eye formula supplements is a relatively new concept in medicine. We are living in exciting times; it has only been in the last few years that we have had so many nutritional options available to us. It’s comforting to know that we don’t have to succumb to the ravages of time. We can see more sharply and hear more clearly by intelligently using nutrients and herbs.

Have you heard of any eye formula that improves myopia?
nutrients found in Eyesight Rx has a positive role to play in eye health and improve close and distant vision.

I would like to buy a lutein eye formula product but I'm also taking Can-C eye drops and it says that lutein cannot be taken with N acetyl carnosine because it compete with its action. Is this true? I see a lot of eye formulas with both per capsule.
   We have no reason to suspect that lutein cannot be taken with acetyl-carnosine. You may wish to ask the sellers of this product to provide the research that supports their viewpoint.

I research eye vitamins and supplements for my website. In my research I of course stumbled upon this information. I am interested in providing eye formula products to my viewers and am interested in what kind private labeling or partnering programs you may offer.
   You may find an affiliate program at the link above for Eyesight Rx.