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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
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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.
Optometrist
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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
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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.
Ophthalmologist
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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
Optometrist
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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
Ophthalmologist
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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
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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.
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Home > Do Eye Vitamins Help Macular Degeneration?
How do I determine which version of VisiVite to take?
VisiVite Original Formula exactly duplicates the successful ingredients from the National Eye Institute study known as AREDS. VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula adds 15 mg Lutein and 4.75 mg Zeaxanthin, and both add additional anti-oxidants. However, both of these formulas contain Beta-carotene, and some medical studies have shown a link between Beta-carotene and lung cancer in smokers.

Therefore, smokers and former HABITUAL smokers should take VisiVite Smoker's Formula, or the new VisiVite i-Defense Red or Green Formulas. For a quick summary of the advantages of the i-Defense Formulas, click here.
 
Scientific evidence for vitamins in treating macular degeneration
A ground-breaking study was performed by the National Institutes of Health, known as the Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) It showed   that vitamin supplements containing high-doses of Anti-Oxidants and Zinc reduced the  likelihood of progression of intermediate and advanced degrees of macular degeneration by 25%!
Newer research, including the Lutein Anti-Oxidant Supplementation Trial (LAST) has shown visual improvement when high-dose anti-oxidants are combined with at least 10 mg Lutein. The new VisiVite i-Defense Formulas all contain FloraGLO brand Lutein, the most highly desired natural form of the compound.
Where is the macula?
The inside of the eye is lined by light sensitive tissue, known as the retina. The macula is the center of the retina, and is the portion responsible for reading letters and seeing fine detail.
The macula resides at the center of the retina.
 
What does macular degeneration look like?
Individual areas of yellow deposits, known as drusen, are commonly seen in the dry form of macular degeneration, as seen in the photograph below.
Drusen, as seen here, are characteristic of dry macular degenereration.
What if I smoked years ago?
We recommend eye supplement formulas that do not contain Beta-carotene in all persons with a history of regular or habitual smoking within the past 20 years, since this substance may cause higher rates of lung cancer in smokers and former smokers.
 
Choose from these VisiVite Formulas
VisiVite Original Formula is used to treat macular degeneration.   More Info on
VisiVite Original Formula
VisiVite Original Formula contains the exact ingredients found to be effective in combating macular degeneration in The Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).

VisiVite Smoker's Formula is used to treat macular degeneration in persons with a history of habitual smoking.   More Info on
VisiVite Smoker's Formula
VisiVite Smoker's Formula contains 8 mg of lutein in place of the potentially harmful Beta-carotene for those people who currently smoke or were former habitual smokers. Scheduled to be replaced by VisiVite i-Defense Red Formula (see description below).

VisiVite i-Defense Yellow Formula is used to treat macular degeneration.   More Info on
VisiVite i-Defense YELLOW Formula
VisiVite i-Defense Yellow Formula is based on the successful AREDS ingredients. Zinc is reduced to 40 mg per day for increased tolerability and 10 mg of FloraGLO brand Lutein is added.  Lutein was not available at the time the AREDS study was done.

VisiVite i-Defense Red Formula is used to treat macular degeneration.   More Info on
VisiVite i-Defense Red Formula
VisiVite i-Defense Red Formula is based on the successful AREDS ingredients, but with less Zinc for increased tolerability. It contains 15 mg of FloraGLO brand Lutein in place of the potentially harmful Beta-carotene for those people who currently smoke or were former habitual smokers.

VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula is used to treat macular degeneration.   More Info on
VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula
VisiVite i-Defense Gold Formula is our most powerful formula to combat macular disease in non-smokers. Based upon AREDS, but with 40 mg Zinc for increased tolerability, it contains 15 mg of FloraGLO Lutein. In addition, OPTISHARP® is added, with total Zeaxanthin of 4.75 mg, the highest amount of this substance available in a mixed eye supplement. Five additional powerful antioxidants are added - Bilberry,  Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, and L-glutathione.

VisiVite i-Defense Green Formula is used to treat macular degeneration.   More Info on
VisiVite i-Defense Green Formula
VisiVite i-Defense Green Formula is our most powerful formula to combat macular disease in patients with a history of habitual smoking. Based upon AREDS, but with 40 mg Zinc for increased tolerability and no Beta-carotene, it contains 15 mg of FloraGLO brand Lutein. In addition, OPTISHARP® is added, with total Zeaxanthin of 4.75 mg, the highest amount of this substance available in a mixed eye supplement. Five additional powerful antioxidants are added - Bilberry,  Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, and L-glutathione.

VisiVite i-Defense Green Formula is used to treat macular degeneration.   More Info on
VisiVite E-Free Formula
VisiVite® E-Free Formula is the most powerful macular degeneration supplement available for patients that prefer to avoid high doses of Vitamin E either because of anticoagulation therapy or other reasons. It contains 20 mg of FloraGLO brand Lutein. In addition, OPTISHARP® is added, with total Zeaxanthin of 4.75 mg, the highest amount of this substance available in a mixed eye supplement. Five additional powerful antioxidants are added - Bilberry,  Selenium, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, and L-glutathione.
 




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