Ocuvite and Ocuvite Lutein are based on the original Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formula developed by Bausch+Lomb, as used in the 10 year eye health study AREDS, conducted by the National Eye Institute in the United States.
The results of AREDS indicated that certain nutrients can play a role in protecting the macula from undesired changes.1 Ocuvite Adult 50+ is based on the most current findings in eye research combined with the latest findings in healthy nutrition.1-7
All three products have been developed as soft gel capsules for easy swallowing.
Contact your Bausch+Lomb account manager for further information.
1. Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. A 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;119:1417–1436.
2. Augood C, Chakravarthy U, Young et al. Oily fish consumption, dietary docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid intakes,
and associations with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Aug;88(2):398-406.
3. Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A, E, and C intake with
age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study. AREDS Report No. 22. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:1225-1232.
4. SanGiovanni JP, Chew EY. The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease of the retina. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2005;24(1):87-138.
5. Perry A, Rassmussen H, Johnson EJ. Xanthophyll (lutein, zeaxanthin) content in fruits, vegetables and corn and egg products. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 2009; 22:9-15.
6. Food Standards Australia New Zealand. (2011) NUTTAB 2010. Australian Food Composition Tables. Canberra: Food Standards Australia New Zealand.
7. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18. Lutein + Zeaxanthin µg content of selected foods.