While there is no single pill that will restore perfect vision or optimal
eye health, there is new evidence from Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceuticals
that certain minerals and vitamins may be part of the eye’s normal defense
system against damage.
The formulation of high-potency zinc and the anti-oxidants vitamin C,
vitamin E, vitamin A (as beta-carotene), selenium and copper have been
shown to be effective in assisting the eye’s defenses against certain
The formulation, called OCUVITE, developed by B&L Pharmaceuticals, was
based on clinical and research studies that suggested that deficiencies in
dietary zinc and antioxidant micronutrients occur in patients who are at
possible risk of developing macular degeneration and other ophthalmic
National surveys have demonstrated that the elderly, the population most
at risk for macular degeneration, are frequently found to have inadequate
diets that are often deficient in zinc and other micronutrients. The
retina normally has one of the highest concentrations of zinc in the body,
and researchers have suggested that zinc plays a vital role in the
metabolism of the retina. In patients with macular degeneration or
cataracts, long-term oxidative damage is thought to contribute to the
pathogenesis. Zinc and antioxidant micronutrients may be part of the eye’s
normal defense system against oxidative damage.
Ocuvite, containing more zinc than any leading multivitamin/multimineral
product, provides the eye doctor with a dietary supplement that may be
useful in the patient whose diet is deficient in zinc and antioxidant
Zinc is an important cofactor of many enzymes and an essential mineral for
tissue repair, skeletal and tooth development, metabolism, protection of
the liver from chemical damage, maintaining the proper concentration of
vitamin A in the blood, and for white blood cells to function in the
Ocuvite and Ocuvite Extra is a fortified combination of antioxidants,
select B-vitamins and zinc and is based upon the most recent clinical
publications on antioxidants. It is the #1 recommended supplement by eye
We’ll keep you posted about further vitamin and mineral developments that
may help strengthen the eyes and improve deteriorating vision.
If you would like additional information on the product OCUVITE or would
like to order these vitamin and mineral supplements please email us at
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