Lutein, black currant extract may reduce visual fatigue

Visual fatigue such as computer eye strain caused by staring at the computer for long hours, may be eased a daily supplement containing black currant fruit extract (200 mg), lutein (5 mg), and zeaxanthin (1 mg), according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over trial.

The findings, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, adds to the ever growing body of science supporting the eye health benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin.

Editor’s Notes: See more information on how to help prevent or minimize computer eye strain.