Keeping your eyes healthy

EyeBar is the first ever chocolate bar enriched with nutrients that are good for your eyes.

EyeBar is a delicious dark chocolate bar with extra eye goodness. Made from quality chocolate (65% cocoa solids minimum), it contains all the eye health essential vitamins and minerals plus Lutein and Zeaxanthin, to help improve your eye health. Research has shown that taking a vitamin supplement for eye health can offer up to 26% improvement in eye health1.

As we reach our 40’s, you have probably noticed that your eyesight is changing. It could be simply needing reading glasses to do the crossword or reading your book, or maybe more serious such as blurred vision. Many of these changes are a normal part of ageing and shouldn’t stop you enjoying an active lifestyle. But you should be mindful that as you age, you are at a higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions such as AMD (age related macular degeneration) and cataracts.

Research carried out by Altacor2 showed that people can find taking tablets and capsules uncomfortable and can have trouble digesting them.

• 40% of those questioned said they had difficulty swallowing pills

• 84% said that they had issues due to the size of the medication they took.



EyeBar is a pleasant alternative way to get the right vitamins and minerals for your eyes.

Each box of EyeBars contains 30 individually wrapped delicious chocolate bars, one or two bars to be enjoyed everyday.

They retail at £20 and are available from opticians and independent pharmacies

EyeTabs is also available for consumers who prefer a traditional capsule format. EyeTabs are easy to swallow capsules, containing an advanced formulation of antioxidants and essential vitamins B, C and E, Zinc and Lutein. EyeTabs also contains Omega 3, at latest recommended levels3

Dr Frank Eperjesi: Tips for Healthy Eyes

Have regular eye MOTs – many common eye diseases such as glaucoma and AMD often have no warning signs, but can be easily picked up by an eye test. If you are over 60, you can have a free NHS eye test.

Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day – we all know that carrots are good for your eyes, but eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or orange peppers is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too.

Stop smoking – smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body.

Talk to you family – some of the common eye diseases can be hereditary. If your parents or grandparents suffered, it could increase your risk.

Eat at least two portions of oily fish (mackerel or tuna) per week – research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids

Invest in good sunglasses – they are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from not only the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays but also short wavelength blue light which can be more harmful than UV.

The Science Bit

Eye supplements ensure that a healthy diet is fortified with essential nutrients, and contribute to a healthy macular pigment, which is important to healthy vision. Taking regular eye specific supplements has been shown to significantly increase the density of the nutrients in the eye

2 studies – AREDS (age related eye disease study) and AREDS2 concluded that regular eye specific supplements may reduce further deterioration in eye health by up to 26%1

For further information

Contact: Liz Jones E: [email protected] T: 07595 567817

Ref 1 – AREDS 2006 and AREDS2 ARVO 2013 – Ref 2 – Harris Interactive study, June 2011 – Ref 3 – EFSA –

EyeBar® is a registered trademark


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