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We have been recommending VisiVite for several years. AREDS2 formulation vitamins are the mainstay in the treatment of dry AMD which affects about 1.7 million Americans. We find that the VisiVite vitamins fit the needs of our patients. We can recommend different formulations based on the patients' history. The quality is unsurpassed, they are well tolerated which increases patient compliance. At "Island Retina" our mission statement is to provide outstanding retinal care in a warm and supportive environment. I have been practicing for more than 20 years. We love taking care of patients with retinal disease including diabetes, macular degeneration and retinal detachments. Our practice is unique in that we have a surgery center,we are involved in several national research projects as well as our own research, and we have a satelite office in Commack, NY. I do a great deal of lecturing throughout the country as part of my committment to education.
Pamela Weber, M.D.
Retinal Surgeon
We see approximately 120 patients per week with about 15% having or being at risk for macular degeneration. Using the AREDS as our reference we became aware of the importance of nutritional supplements in the prevention of the progression of macular degeneration. This along with various other studies on the importance of vitamins for general eye health and AREDS2 prompted us to look for a supplement that fit the needs of our patients. Visivite showed itself to be the only company who took pains to offer the ratio of different vitamins supported by this research.
Dr. Kendal Piatt, O.D.
When our practice decided to dispense eye vitamins to assist our patients in making the right choice for their eye health, my research lead me to Visivite. High quality products made the right way... no compromise.
Dr. Jeffrey Martin, M.D.
Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area
East Florida Eye Institute specializes in the treatment of Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Disease, and Dry Eye Disease. We recommend the use of VisiVite for all of our Macular Degeneration patients.
Ronald E. P. Frenkel, M.D.
We recommend that all of our patients take VisiVite AREDS2-based vitamins, due to the evidence based nature of the formula (doses are based on the NIH study of macular degeneration).
Marc Lay, OD
I've been in practice for 36 years. We see many patients with Macular Degeneration and dry eyes. As a general Ophthalmologist, I see patients with varying Eye problems including cataracts and glaucoma. Based on the AREDS2 study, a vitamin like Visivite is the only treatment for Macular Degeneration available today.
Martin L Weinhoff, MD
This combination of nutrients, found in supplements like Ocuvite and VisiVite, is now widely recommended for people with moderate or severe macular degeneration. Current or former smokers may be better off with VisiVite's Smoker's Formula, which leaves out the beta-carotene (beta-carotene supplements my increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers).
Marvin Moe Bell, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician and Author
I recommend VisiVite to all my macular degeneration patients. Based on the latest AREDS2 study, lutein and zeaxanthin absorption was increased when beta-carotene was eliminated. Therefore, I advise all my AMD patients to take VisiVite AREDS2 Plus+ Gold Formula for maximal protection, as it contains all the necessary ingredients as recommended by this latest research.

Dr. Cohen is a distinguished Fellow of The American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Madeline Cohen, O.D.
Optometrist, F.A.A.O.

AREDS Macular Degeneration Vitamins and Smoking

Smokers with macular degeneration have a dilemma. Although AREDS in 2001 showed clear benefit to slowing the progression with high dose supplements, one ingredient was the beta-carotene form of Vitamin A.

A large by the U.S. National Cancer Institute called the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study cancer prevention trial showed that that beta-carotene may pose an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers. Additionally, the National Eye Institute states, "...many studies suggest that former smokers maintain some increased risk of lung cancer for years after stopping smoking. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that beta-carotene may also slightly increase their risk of cancer, at least for a period of several years."

Therefore, Dr. Krawitz and our nutritionists recommend AMD supplements that do not contain beta-carotene for people who have habitually smoked within the past 20 years.

Vitamin Science was the first company worldwide to create a macular degeneration supplement specifically for smokers, and the company continues to be a leader for the development of superb formulas based upon the latest scientific research in this high risk group.

VisiVite® AREDS Lutein (Smokers) Formula - 1 month supply
VisiVite® AREDS Lutein (Smokers) Formula - 1 month supply
Retail price: $21.95
Sale Price: $17.95
Product Ratings
• Modified AREDS Formula uses Lutein rather than Beta-carotene
• Natural Vitamin
• No artificial colors
VisiVite<sup>&reg;</sup> i-Defense Red Formula For Macular Degeneration - 60 capsules
VisiVite® i-Defense Red Formula For Macular Degeneration - 60 capsules
Retail price: $29.95
Sale Price: $23.95
• 15 mg FloraGLO Lutein
• For Smokers - No Beta Carotene
• Natural Vitamin E
VisiVite<sup>&reg;</sup> i-Defense Green Formula For Macular Degeneration - 60 capsules
VisiVite® i-Defense Green Formula For Macular Degeneration - 60 capsules
Retail price: $49.95
Sale Price: $29.95
Product Ratings
• Exceeds National Eye Institute's AREDS2 Formula
• 50% more Lutein than AREDS2
• 134% more Zeaxanthin than AREDS2
• Premium Antioxidant Formula
• 200 mcg Selenium
VisiVite AREDS2 Red/ProDHA-1000 Omega 3 Discount Bundle
VisiVite AREDS2 Red/ProDHA-1000 Omega 3 Discount Bundle
Retail price: $69.95
Sale Price: $49.95
Product Ratings
• Based on National Eye Institute's AREDS2 Formula
• 10 mg FloraGLO Lutein
• 2 mg OPTISHARP Zeaxanthin
• 1228 mg Pharmaceutical grade Omega-3's
• Premium quality softgel
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