Lutein is known as the eye vitamin. It is a carotenoid vitamin that is known to cure vision problems including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (32). It is a potent antioxidant that is found in vegetables and in the eyes, especially the retina, lens, and macula. This is the reason most doctors believe that Lutein plays a key role in maintaining a healthy vision.
Lutein, together with zeaxanthin, offer the needed support for the aging macula. Similarly, it’s one of the phytonutrients that protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation (33).