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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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Burning eyes are a common eye health complaint. In addition to a stinging sensation, burning eye symptoms may be accompanied by a mucous-like discharge, tear-filled eyes, eye fatigue, weighty-feeling eyelids, moments of blurred eyesight and an uncomfortable sensation that something coarse is in the eye. These symptoms may present as a mild nuisance, but may also be persistent and severe enough to affect overall quality of life.

Contributing Factors to Burning Eyes

Aging: Aging is associated with decreased tear production, which may lead to symptoms of burning eyes.

Allergies: Allergies are a common cause of burning, stinging eyes. Eye allergens ranging from outdoor varieties such as tree pollen to indoor varieties such as pet dander or mold may all be associated with burning eyes. In these cases, the attention of an allergist is required.

Blinking problems: Many experience burning eyes because they don't blink enough, leading to insufficient tear production and poor-quality tear film layers. This often manifests when people become "lost" in a task, such as staring at a computer screen for an extended period, watching television or watching the road while driving.

Inflammation: Chronic inflammation in the eyelid lining and the tear glands is associated with stinging and burning sensations.

Contact lenses: Soft contact lenses can cause moisture to evaporate from the eye rapidly, which often leads to sensations of burning and stinging.

External irritants: Dust, wind, smoke, cleaning chemicals, sweat and other irritating factors can cause eyes to sting and become red. Irritants may also cause temporary blurred vision. Once the tear glands produce enough tears to wash the irritants away, normal sight and eye comfort return.

Dry eye syndrome
: When eyes are consistently burning and itching, and no irritants or allergens are involved, dry eye syndrome is the likely cause. In this case, the tear glands don't produce enough moisture to maintain normal eye comfort. Dry eye might also mean that tears are adequate in supply, but lack the proper compounds necessary to make them effective.

Managing Burning Eyes

Eye drops: Many seek relief from burning eyes by using over-the-counter eye drops. However, common complaints are that the drops themselves cause additional stinging and any benefits don't last long. Preservative-free eye drops may be more comfortable for those with sensitivities to artificial tears.

Proper contact lens care: Those who experience burning as a result of contact lens wear must take extra steps to ensure their lenses are fresh and clean. Taking an occasional break from wearing lenses may also help to restore eye comfort.

Tear conservation: A type of surgical procedure that plugs the eye's tear drainage channels helps to improve tear film layers and improve eye hydration -- minimizing symptoms of burning and stinging.

Lifestyle changes: Healthy sleep patterns, using a humidifier, drinking enough water, proper allergy care, and face-hugging sunglasses may all help with burning eyes by maintaining eye hydration and comfort.

Nutritional supplementation: Nutritional supplements that support tear production, soothe eye inflammation and promote tear film stability may help to minimize symptoms of burning eyes.

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