According to optometrist Jeff Anshel, O.D., FAAO, this new technology only serves to perpetuate the misconceptions around what it really takes to protect our eyes from blue light 24/7. “Blue light glasses [and contact lenses] are minimally protective; the best protection is to consume lutein and zeaxanthin,”* Anshel previously told mbg.
Macular carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin neutralize free radicals and filter blue light, acting as “internal sunglasses” to help protect our eyes from excess exposure that’s become increasingly common in our modern, digital world.*
Our bodies can’t make these beneficial carotenoids on their own, so we need to get them from our diet. Lutein- and zeaxanthin-rich food sources include leafy greens, green peas, orange peppers, and avocados.
An even simpler way to ensure you’re getting enough of these macular carotenoids? Consider taking a premium supplement with efficacious doses of both.
mbg’s eye health+ delivers clinically backed doses of lutein and zeaxanthin (from marigold flower extract), plus additional vision-supporting botanicals astaxanthin (another eye-critical carotenoid), Patagonian maqui berry, and saffron to promote 360-degree eye health, function, and longevity.*