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- Only PreserVision® Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formula contains the exact levels of six nutrients recommended by the National Eye Institute to help reduce the risk of progression in people with moderate to advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).†
PreserVision® Eye Vitamin AREDS 2 Formulabuilds on the original, clinically-proven PreserVision AREDS formula, with lutein and zeaxanthin replacing beta-carotene based on the NEI’s Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2).
• Beta-carotene free, important for smokers and ex-smokers
• Patented formula not available in any other brand
• #1 Doctor recommended brand
• Easy-to-swallow 2 per day soft gels
Completed in 2013, AREDS2 was a 5-year clinical study including thousands of patients, conducted by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The original AREDS and AREDS2 studies showed that taking a supplement with a precise formula of select vitamins and minerals can help reduce the risk of progression in people with moderate to advanced AMD. The AREDS2 study replaced beta-carotene with lutein and zeaxanthin. PreserVision AREDS 2 formula contains the updated formula now recommended by the National Eye Institute.
Can a daily multivitamin alone provide the same vision benefits as an AREDS2 formulation?
No. The vitamins and minerals tested in the AREDS and AREDS2 studies were provided in much higher doses than what is found in typical multivitamins. Also, it is important to remember that most of the study participants took a daily multivitamin in addition to an AREDS 2 supplement.4
- Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail, but causes no pain. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes. AMD is a leading cause of blindness in Americans 65 years of age and older.6
The exact cause of AMD is unknown, and some risk factors can’t be modified, such as age, heredity, and having light skin or eye color. However, you can reduce other risk factors, by quitting smoking, losing weight, managing cholesterol levels and hyper-tension, and reducing your exposure to UV light.
Diet and nutrition are also important factors. Unfortunately, many of us do not consume enough eye healthy foods in our diets.7
Suggested Adult Use: Take 2 soft gels daily; 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening with food.
Other Ingredients: Ascorbic acid, gelatin, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, glycerin, soybean oil, zinc oxcide, marigold flower extract, soy lecithin, yellow beeswax, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, cupric oxide, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Blue 1.
§ May be sourced from paprika fruit extract.
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature.
Ask your doctor if PreserVision® AREDS 2 is right for you.
PreserVision is a trademark of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates. AREDS and AREDS2 are registered trademarks of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). All other product/brand names and/or logos are trademarks of the respective owners. © 2017 Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. BL08272 PV2.0062.USA.17
- 1 Symphony Health ProVoice Survey, Ocular Vitamin Report 4/17/14.
2 Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 Research Group. Lutein + zeaxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids for age-related macular degeneration: the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013 May 15;309(19):2005-15. National Eye Institute website: http://www.nei.nih.gov/areds2. AREDS2 is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
3 Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with Vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss: AREDS Report No. 8. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001:119(10):1417-1436.
5 Adapted from Don’t Lose Sight of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (NIH Publication No. 02-3462) and Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What You Should Know (NIH Publication No. 03-2294). https://nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_facts
6 Bressler NM. Age-related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness: [Commentary by Neil M. Bressler, MD]. JAMA. 2004;291(15):1900–1901.
7Cordain L, Eaton SB, Sebastian A, Mann N, Lindeberg S, Watkins BA, O’Keefe JH, Brand-Miller J. Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81(2):341-354.