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Our practice has been recommending VisiVite Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 to every dry eye patient we see. The patients love it. They feel a great relief from not having to constantly feel a burning or itching sensation and being free of hourly tear drops. Our practice recommends these products to everyone!
Monique M. Barbour, M.D.
Ophthalmologist
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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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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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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.
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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AREDS 2 Ingredients

AREDS 2 ingredientsFor more than 50 years, eye doctors have been recommending eye vitamins to their patients for vision health . But it wasn't until 2001, when the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) was published by the National Eye Institute that eye vitamin ingredients were proven to have benefit for macular degeneration. The AREDS 2 ingredients that were published in 2013 refined those from the original study to demonstrate even greater effectiveness with fewer side effects.

What makes the AREDS 2 Ingredients Unique?
One-day multivitamins, although they have many ingredients, are largely not the right ingredients nor the correct amounts to benefit eye health. This is why eye vitamins prior to 2001 failed to show benefit for macular degeneration. What makes AREDS 2 Ingredients unusual is that they combine compounds that are known to be primarily absorbed by delicate retinal tissue in the eye as well as other antioxidant compounds that have benefit for overall health. When the AREDS results were first published in 2001, and even after AREDS 2 was published in 2013, most patients and even many doctors were shocked by the high levels of ingredients in the formulas - ingredients that they felt would be dangrous to take. But both studies showed that the ingredients were safe, and most importantly, that these high levels were essential to have benefit in supporting macular degeneration.

What are the AREDS 2 Ingredients?
The most recent AREDS 2 results showed benefit to macular degeneration with the following ingredients and amounts:

  • Lutein: 10 mg
  • Zeaxanthin: 2 mg
  • Vitamin C: 500 mg
  • Vitamin E: 400 IU
  • Zinc oxide: 25-80 mg
  • Copper added in small amounts to prevent Zinc-induced anemia

What do each of the AREDS 2 Ingredients do?

  • Lutein: This is a compound known as a carotenoid. It is preferentially absorbed by the retina, especially the peripheral retina, and acts to absorb blue light and acts as an antioxidant
  • Zeaxanthin: Also a carotenoid, this ingredient is preferentially absorbed by the central retina and may be even more important than lutein
  • Vitamin C: A water-soluble ingredient commonly found in fruits and vegetables, it acts as an antioxidant
  • Vitamin E: A fat-soluble ingredient that acts as an antioxidant
  • Zinc oxide: Although many forms of zinc are available on the market, zinc oxide was the ingredient used in both AREDS and AREDS 2. It acts as an antioxidant and an enzyme cofactor
  • Copper: Copper prevents Zinc from bumping iron off the hemoglobin molecules, and thus prevents an anemia that could otherwise result in zinc-induced anemia. AREDS and AREDS 2 used a 40 to 1 ratio of zinc to copper.

Do sources of AREDS 2 ingredients matter?
Both synthetic and natural sources of many of the ingredients exist. VisiVite has chosen to provide natural sources whenever possible.

  • Lutein: VisiVite sources its lutein from marigold flowers, and uses the respected natural brand-name, FloraGLO Lutein
  • Zeaxanthin: VisiVite sources its zeaxanthin from paprika, and uses the respected natural brand-name, OmniXan Zeaxanthin
  • Vitamin E: VisiVite sources its Vitamin E from GMO-free natural plant oils. Natural Vitamin E is designated with the letter "D" as in D-Alpha Tocopherol, whereas synthetic Vitamin E is designated with the two letters, "DL".
  • VisiVite's AREDS 2 ingredients are packed in vegetarian capsules, without artificial colors or synthetic fillers. VisiVite formulas are Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free.


VisiVite® AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Eye Vitamin Formula. Premium, natural ingredients - 60 vegetarian capsules (one month supply)
VisiVite® AREDS 2 PLUS+ Gold Eye Vitamin Formula. Premium, natural ingredients - 60 vegetarian capsules (one month supply)
Retail price: $49.95
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• Exceeds National Eye Institute's AREDS2 Formula
• 50% more Lutein than AREDS2
• 134% more Zeaxanthin than AREDS2
• Premium Antioxidant Formula
• 200 mcg Selenium
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VisiVite® AREDS 2 Select Gentle Zinc Formula Veg Caps with Natural Lutein and Zeaxanthin - one month supply
VisiVite® AREDS 2 Select Gentle Zinc Formula Veg Caps with Natural Lutein and Zeaxanthin - one month supply
Retail price: $29.95
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• VisiVite's All-Natural Reduced Zinc AREDS2 Formula
• 10 mg Natural FloraGLO Lutein
• 2 mg Natural OmniXan Zeaxanthin
• Reduced zinc of 40 mg, as preferred by doctors
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VisiVite® AREDS 2 No-Zinc "White Formula" Veg Caps with Natural Lutein and Zeaxanthin - one month supply
VisiVite® AREDS 2 No-Zinc "White Formula" Veg Caps with Natural Lutein and Zeaxanthin - one month supply
Retail price: $29.95
Sale Price: $23.95
1 Review
• VisiVite's All-Natural No-Zinc AREDS2 Formula
• 10 mg Natural FloraGLO Lutein
• 2 mg Natural OmniXan Zeaxanthin
• No Zinc, for Genetic Targeting of those at risk for Macular Degeneration
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