• Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and fish
  • Consider taking nutritional supplements: ocular vitamins, multivitamins
  • Stop smoking today
  • Know your family history
  • Visit your regular doctor and eye doctor regularly
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit excessive exposure to sunlight

How Healthy Eating can help fulfill your AREDS daily vitamin and mineral requirements

Daily Requirements (AREDS)

  • Vitamin A: 15 mg (25000 IU)
  • Vitamin C: 500 mg
  • Vitamin E: 400 IU
  • Zinc: 80 mg
  • Copper: 2 mg
    • Copper is necessary as high doses of zinc deplete copper levels in the body