the fact that our eyes allow light to pass through with relative ease. This makes the eye the most susceptible organ to oxidative damage caused by light, toxins (smoke), atmospheric oxygen, and abrasion. In the United States, age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness for persons over 60 years of age. Cataracts are still the leading cause of visual impairments in the U.S., resulting in the highest portion of the Medicare budget, consuming $3.2 billion annually. Both of these diseases have been shown to be a direct result of accumulated oxidative damage. Unfortunately, except for the replacement of opaque lenses, there is no treatment for either of these conditions. We hope to show here that through diet and the generous use of certain antioxidants you can help your patients greatly reduce and possibly reverse the oxidative damage that leads to Age-related Macular degeneration (ARMD) and cataracts.