This is an eye vitamin designed to decrease the progression of macular degeneration. This brand is produced by Bausch & Lomb, but differs from their original Ocuvite product in that the pills are smaller and easier to swallow. The packaging for eye vitamins keeps changing, but as long as you take an AREDS (or AREDS 2) formulation, you should be fine.  Remember smokers … look on the back of the packaging to make sure there isn’t any beta-carotene in the vitamins you buy, as this vitamin may increase your risk of lung cancer.

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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