While I don’t believe that nutritional supplementation is the answer to every health problem in the US, I do know that the science points to benefits for the prevention of eye diseases. There has been lots of buzz in the main stream media about a new article that says that there’s no benefit to taking vitamins. Here’s a link to one of the articles.
Until I see much, much more information and other studies (not just reviews of other articles) that suggest no benefit for the prevention of eye diseases, and other chronic conditions, I will continue to recommend moderate levels of nutritional supplementation to my patients. There’s just too much other science not to do so.