This is one of the eye vitamins based on the AREDS Study used to decrease the rate of progression of macular degeneration.  Just like the competing vitamin brands (Ocuvite and PreserVision) there are many variations in the formula. They appear to all follow the general AREDS formula, with several adding lutein and omega-3.  If you are a smoker, look for a vitamin that doesn’t contain beta-carotene … beta-carotene is the precursor to Vitamin A and is thought to increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


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