PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula
Bausch + Lomb PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula is based on the latest research in eye vitamin supplementation.5-7*
This new formula is based on the original Bausch + Lomb PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS Formula, adding omega-3 fatty acids, lutein and zeaxanthin (replacing beta-carotene).1-3 Scientific evidence from dietary studies supports the inclusion of high-levels of omega-3 fatty acids, lutein and zeaxanthin. 8-11
If you are already taking a fish oil supplement with Omega-3 fatty acids for your eyes, it is worth noting that PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula includes 1,000 mg Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, so there may be no need to purchase a separate fish oil supplement.
Consult your doctor before starting or making a change to your eye vitamin or supplement regimen.
Available in 4 per day Soft Gels.
PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula is based on the original Bausch + Lomb PreserVision Eye Vitamin AREDS Formula, and is a high potency antioxidant supplement with select vitamins and minerals, at levels well above those in ordinary multivitamins and generally not attainable through diet alone.1-3
Take 4 Soft Gels per day, 2 in the morning, 2 in the evening with a full glass of water and during a meal.
PreserVision is a registered trademark of Bausch + Lomb Incorporated. AREDS2 is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AREDS2® is an ongoing study that is expected to end in 2013.
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2. PreserVision® Eye Vitamin AREDS Soft Gel formula. Bausch + Lomb Web site. Preservision eye vitamins lutein F714. Accessed January 7, 2010.
3. PreserVision® AREDS 2 Eye Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Label. Bausch + Lomb Incorporated.
4. March 2009 Retinal AMD Tracker, Decision Analysts, Inc.
5. Clinical studies database: Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2). National Eye Institute Web site. http://www.nei.nih.gov/neitrials/viewStudyWeb. aspx?id=120. Accessed October 16, 2009.
6. Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2: Manual of Procedures. The EMMES Corporation Web site. https://web.emmes.com/study/areds2/resources/areds2_ mop.pdf. Accessed January 8, 2010.
7. Bausch + Lomb Incorporated. PreserVision® AREDS 2 Eye Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Label.
8. Augood C, Chakravarthy U, Young I, et al. Oily fish consumption, dietary docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid intakes, and associations with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;88(2):398–406.
9. SanGiovanni JP, Chew EY, Clemons TE, et al; for Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A, E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study: AREDS Report No. 22. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(9):1225–1232.
10. Chua B, Flood V, Rochtchina E, Wang JJ, Smith W, Mitchell P. Dietary fatty acids and the 5-year incidence of age-related maculopathy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(7):981–986.
11. Tan JSL, Wang JJ, Flood V, Rochtchina E, Smith W, Mitchell P. Dietary antioxidants and the long-term incidence of age-related macular degeneration. The Blue Mountains Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2008;115(2):334–341.
12. Bressler NM. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness: [Commentary by Neil M. Bressler, MD]. JAMA. 2004;291(15):1900–1901.
13. Friedman DS, O’Colmain BJ, Muñoz B, et al; for The Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group. Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in the United States. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(4):564–572.
*The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.