Campus News

Eye exams

Recent research found that the dietary supplement lutein, when combined with other nutrients, can slow the progress of chronic eye disease. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal chronicled several studies that looked at the effects of the supplement on aging eyes.

“If you have higher lutein levels in your eye, you just see better,” said Billy R. Hammond, a professor of behavioral and brain sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and co-author of a study that researched lutein’s influence on vision.