Benefits of natural astaxanthin for accommodation & aging eyes
How Astareal® Astaxanthin Works In The Eyes
The front of the eye holds all our focusing power in the cornea and the lens. While the cornea accounts for ~60% of the eye’s total optical power, its focus is fixed. In contrast, the lens is flexible and allows for dynamic focus so we can see the world around us from 7cm to infinity. Dynamic focus occurs by changing the shape of the lens, which is controlled by ciliary muscles and ligaments at the front of the eye. When we focus on objects ≤20 feet away, the ciliary muscles contract to round out the lens. When we focus on objects ≥20 feet away, the ciliary muscles relax, and the lens flattens out. These changes in the eye allow dynamic focus and are part of a coordinated process called accommodation.