Bilberries and blueberries are similar in appearance and closely related, however bilberry is proven to have benefits to eye health. Bilberry supports healthy eye function through its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, collagen stabilising, vasoprotective, and rhodopsin regenerating properties. Benefits include fighting toxicity, contains powerful health nutrients, and may have other benefits for the eyes. Bilberries’ anthocyanins are known to help strengthen capillaries, tiny blood vessels. Keeping the walls of these vessels strong ensures good blood flow throughout the body, including the eyes and brain. Bilberry may also help with cataracts and macular degeneration. Supplements can be used but the dried fruit or jam is a delicious way to go as well.