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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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HOW DO SUPPLEMENTS REDUCE GLARE?

Glare occurs when the amount of light entering the eye is greater than the eye's ability to manage the light. 

There are three different types of glare:

  1. Discomfort glare: This type of glare occurs when the eye is exposed to sudden fluctuations of light brightness. For example, when driving on a sunny day there will be direct bright light Inside the eye, rod and cone cells struggle to adapt to the shifting light conditions. 
     
  2. Veiling glare: Veiling glare is commonly associated with cataracts, in which the eye's lens becomes cloudy. Veiling glare is also caused when there is simply too much bright light for the eye to handle; for example, when facing high-beam headlights of oncoming traffic while driving. Veiling/disability glare significantly impairs visual performance.
     
  3. Dazzling glare: Some individuals are extremely sensitive to light, a condition known as photophobia. Anything that leads to retinal damage may increase sensitivity to light and dazzling glare. Dazzling glare can be overwhelming, and often causes temporary blindness.

Glare tends to be worse with older age, light colored eyes, prior eye surgery, and certain eye conditions, including cataracts, dry eye and macular degeneration.

Managing Glare and Halo Symptoms

Consulting with an eye health professional is recommended when glare and haloes interfere with vision and quality of life. A professional eye exam is especially important to rule out the possibility of cataracts, which are strongly associated with glare and halo symptoms. Early detection of cataracts improves treatment outlook. Eye health professionals may also recommend the following self-care practices to assist with glare and halo problems:

  1. Wide-brimmed hat or visor: Protecting the eyes with a wide-brimmed hat or visor helps to block short-wave visible wavelengths from reaching the eye.
     
  2. Sunglasses: Short-wavelength light creates the most glare, so sunglasses with a yellow, orange or red tint may be most effective at reducing glare.
     
  3. Surgery: Surgery that replaces clouded lenses dramatically improves glare and halo issues while enhancing overall light tolerance. 
     
  4. Nutritional supplements: Science has identified several natural compounds that appear to reduce glare and halo symptoms. These compounds have been shown to filter damaging short-wavelength visible light from reaching delicate photoreceptors; accelerate glare recovery; promote lens clarity; support retinal health; replenish macular pigment; and manage dry eye symptoms that can worsen visual glare.

Professional athletes commonly take nutritional supplements to mitigate the effects of glare on their performance. Two popular products shown to improve contrast and reduce symptoms of glare are listed below:

  • VisiVite Balanced Ocular Support: For eyes over 40, loaded with natural lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin, multiple additional antioxidants and performance ingredients for highest quality vision and ocular protection.
     
  • R.B.I. Vision Performance: For eyes age 18-40, pure ocular performance. Lutein and Zeaxanthin for improved contrast sensitivity, C3G for lightning fast dark adaptation, and Saffron for improved retinal transmission speed. The athlete's choice. Patent pending.


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