Common questions

What is PreserVision Areds used for?


What is PreserVision Areds used for?

PreserVision AREDS 2 contains the exact nutrient formula recommended by NEI researchers to help reduce the risk of progression in people with moderate-to-advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Our collaboration with the National Eye Institute spanned two clinical trials for age-related macular degeneration.

What’s the difference between PreserVision Areds and PreserVision Areds 2?

In September 2013 Bausch and Lomb changed the contents of PreserVision AREDS-2 and renamed the new vitamin, “New” PreserVision AREDS-2. The color of the box and the label on the bottle remain the same. The difference between the old and new vitamins is the “new” formulation lacks omega-3 fatty acids.

What are the side effects of Areds?

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • bruising under the skin.
  • joint pain.
  • dizziness.
  • diarrhea.
  • blurred vision.
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot.
  • breast pain.
  • low energy.

Is lutein the same as PreserVision?

The PreserVision AREDS Lutein Formula is based on the original PreserVision AREDS Formula, with lutein replacing the original’s beta-carotene.

Does AREDS really work?

Results showed that the AREDS2 combination reduced the risk of disease progression by as much as 19 percent and/or of vision loss by 25 percent. In patients with early (Category Two) AMD, the supplements did not slow the disease’s progression to intermediate AMD.

Does Areds really work?

Who should not take AREDS2?

Because the original AREDS trial established that the formulation does not benefit people with no AMD or early AMD, the AREDS2 trial was limited to people with intermediate AMD in both eyes, or intermediate AMD in one eye and advanced AMD in the other eye.

Who should not take AREDS?

Who should not take PRESERVISION AREDS 2?

  • a high amount of oxalic acid in urine.
  • iron metabolism disorder causing increased iron storage.
  • sickle cell anemia.
  • anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies.
  • decreased blood-clotting from low vitamin K.
  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder.

Is PreserVision AREDS 2 safe to take?

The level of vitamin E in the AREDS 2 formula is fairly high and although in the study it was shown to be a safe dosage, additional vitamin E may lead to some unwanted side effects. One analysis found an increased risk of death at doses over 400 IU/day.