We have partnered with Doctor’s Advantage (utilizing Affiliate ID# 10301) to provide our patients with high quality nutritional supplements. Research has shown that antioxidants and other nutrients can be important in protecting the eye from diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Omega-3 fatty acids have also shown promise in alleviating symptoms associated with dry eye syndrome. Links to our different product offerings can be found below.
Age-Related Eye Disease Study
The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) was a landmark eye nutrition study completed in the 90’s that was designed to learn more about the risk factors of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to evaluate the effect of high doses of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc on the progression of AMD.
Results from the AREDS showed that high levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduced the risk of advanced AMD and its associated vision loss.
The doses used in the study were:
- Vitamin C – 250 mg
- Vitamin E – 400 IU
- Vitamin A (as beta-carotene) – 15 mg
- Zinc (as zinc oxide) – 80 mg
- Copper (as cupric oxide) – 2 mg
(Copper was added to the formula because high doses of zinc are associated with copper deficiency.)
In May 2013, the results from AREDS 2 were published. The study tested several changes to the original formulation, including adding omega-3 fatty acids, as well as the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. The researchers also tried substituting lutein and zeaxanthin for beta-carotene, which prior studies had associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers. The study found that while omega-3 fatty acids had no effect on the formulation, lutein and zeaxanthin together appeared to be a safe and effective alternative to beta-carotene.
Macular Support & Whole Body Health
Formulated with AREDS ingredients including 15mg of Lutein and 2mg Zeaxanthin
Macular Shield was specifically formulated for those patients with Macular Degeneration or those at high risk of developing macular degeneration. Our researchers developed a pharmaceutical grade AREDS formula with powerful protection for the macula and the whole body. It also contains EyeShield, a proprietary blend of 15 mg of Lutein, 2 mg zeaxanthin and other key nutrients for added macular protection.
Macular Shield-S was specifically formulated for those patients with Macular Degeneration or those at high risk of developing macular degeneration. The Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene have been removed from the original formula and replaced with 15mg of Lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin, as these have been linked to a possible increased chance of lung cancer in smokers or those with a history of smoking.
EyeRelief Dry Eye Formula
EyeRelief contains pharmaceutical grade nutrients for supporting tear function and eye health. Combining mercury free molecularly distilled Omega-3 fatty acids with flaxseed oil from our proprietary blend, EyeRelief is uniquely designed by doctors and scientists to support maximum dry eye relief. EyeRelief is an excellent supplement for those patients suffering from dry eye syndrome secondary to previous eye surgery, contact lens wear, prolonged computer use, and general dry eye symptoms. Get the comfort your eyes need, get EyeRelief.
Glaucoma Shield supports healthy optic nerve function and is very important for individuals who have glaucoma or are at risk for developing glaucoma. Glaucoma Shield was specifically formulated by our researchers and board certified physicians to support good ocular blood flow and optic nerve function. Medical research suggests that Ginko Biloba, Taurine, and several other antioxidants in our EyeShield formulation may increase ocular blood flow and have a beneficial effect on your eye pressure. Glaucoma shield will provide your eyes with the essential nutrients they need for good optic nerve health.
Daily Shield whole body multivitamin was formulated with a blend of powerful antioxidants to help fight free radical damage and strengthen your immune system to promote optimal health. This product is an ideal supplement for any person who desires to lead a healthier lifestyle, including eye health.