****If you already have macular degeneration, you may need to take an AREDS formula eye vitamin such as I-Caps (Alcon), Ocuvite (Bausch and Lomb), or Preservision (Bausch and Lomb). AREDS stands for Age Related Eye Disease Study. The AREDS revealed that patients taking the AREDS formula had a 10 to 25 % reduction in the risk of macular degeneration progression.
The AREDS 2 formula contains the following ingredients:
- Vitamin C-500 mg per day
- Vitamin E- 400 IU per day
- Zinc-80 mg per day
- Copper-2mg per day
- Lutein-10 mg per day
- Zeoxanthin-2mg per day
It is important to note that smokers and previous smokers are to avoid beta-carotene found in nutritional supplements.