May is Vision Health Month in Canada. A national campaign is informing and reminding Canadians about their eye health to help to eliminate avoidable loss of sight. There are a number of things Canadians can do to protect their vision, including regular eye examination and leading a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition. These things are particularly important as we age. Development and progression of one disease, the common dry form of age related macular degeneration (dry AMD), is greatly influenced by specific types of natural antioxidants and carotenoids that protect the retina of the eye.