How long will I need to take EyePromise supplements?
To maintain your macular pigment level after you reach the desired level, you must continue to take EyePromise. Once you achieve the target level, your doctor may lower your prescription to one softgel per day if you were taking two softgels. If you stop taking EyePromise your macular pigment level will return to your baseline level over time. Additionally, you should make the lifestyle changes your doctor recommends to receive the maximum benefit of EyePromise.
What if your primary care doctor or Ophthalmologist has questions about EyePromise?
Refer the doctor to the ZeaVision website. If they have specific questions, ask them to contact ZeaVision directly at (866) 833-2800 to speak with a member of our fully-staffed Customer Support Team.
Why does EyePromise contain only 250 mg of fish oil?
250 mg of fish oil per day is consistent with 2 servings of cold water fish consumption per week, the recommended weekly dietary intake. All EyePromise ingredients are the highest available quality. In spite of the associated cost related to high quality, ZeaVision is focused on minimizing per serving cost to consumers while providing a formulation that delivers optimal eye protection. Additionally, adding more fish oil would increase the number of softgels required daily and significantly increase the size of the softgel, both of which are undesirable. In general, ZeaVision agrees more Omega-3’s would be healthy; however, the formulation balances consumer cost, softgel size, and required softgel servings per day to meet the needs of the majority of consumers. EyePromise is scientifically formulated with the right ingredients and dosage to provide optimal eye health benefits, at an affordable cost.
Should children and young adults take EyePromise?
Consult with your EyeCare and family doctor regarding consumption of EyePromise if under the age of 18. It is believed that much of the eye damage that manifests late in life occurs during our younger years. Mounting evidence also suggests that consuming Zeaxanthin may provide functional improvements. Some patients report these improvements within six months of beginning EyePromise supplementation. Improvements such as reduced light sensitivity, increased contrast sensitivity with more saturated colors, improved night driving and overall night vision are reported. Adults should follow the dosage recommendation provided on the label.
Can I take EyePromise with a multi-vitamin?
Yes, EyePromise Restore is scientifically formulated with that in mind and it is recommended that you can take a multi-vitamin each day along with EyePromise.
What is the maximum dose of Zeaxanthin I can safely consume per day?
Although the safety of much higher daily doses has been documented, ZeaVision only recommends the daily dosage listed in the supplement fact panel.
When should I take EyePromise?
EyePromise supplements should be taken with a meal, preferably a meal that contains at least a small amount of fat, such as a piece of buttered toast.
Why doesn’t EyePromise Restore contain copper?
The original AREDS formula contains a high level of zinc (80mg zinc oxide). At this zinc level, copper must be added to a supplement formulation to minimize the risk of copper deficient anemia, as high levels of zinc deplete copper. This is the reason copper was added to the original AREDS formulation. The AREDS II formulation contains a reduced zinc level of 25mg because of the original AREDS study findings. EyePromise Restore contains only 15mg of zinc per softgel to mitigate these concerns and is safe to take with a multi-vitamin containing zinc. The recommended upper daily level of zinc is 40mg.
When should I take EyePromise Zeaxanthin vs. EyePromise Restore?
If the consumer cannot consume fish oil or they are taking a large number of other vitamins contained in EyePromise Restore, a Zeaxanthin-only supplement may be preferred. For instance, if one is taking an eye supplement with a low level of Zeaxanthin or no Zeaxanthin, adding EyePromise Zeaxanthin to one’s daily supplement regimen may be desirable.
How does each EyePromise ingredient benefit the eye?
Vitamins C and E are powerful antioxidants; Omega 3 is an important constituent of the retina modulating inflammatory processes; Zinc is involved in enzyme catalytic function and metabolism; Zeaxanthin is a superior photo-protectant and antioxidant; Lutein is also a photo-protectant and antioxidant; and Alpha Lipoic Acid is another powerful antioxidant that recycles Vitamins C and E.
What makes EyePromise supplements unique vs. others in the market?
The level of dietary Zeaxanthin in EyePromise is patent protected and the highest level available. The Zeaxanthin in EyePromise is natural form of dietary Zeaxanthin. Zeaxanthin is less common in the average diet than lutein and EyePromise is uniquely designed to fulfill this important need. EyePromise has the right mix of ingredients scientifically demonstrated to be essential for healthy vision.
How does ZeaVision ensure EyePromise quality?
EyePromise is manufactured to the FDA government cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) standard to ensure the highest-quality production standards. All ingredients are evaluated for purity, composition, strength, and quality. Testing occurs before, during, and after manufacturing. ZeaVision also conducts third party analysis of finished product to ensure EyePromise content is consistent with product labeling.
What benefits can I expect by increasing my macular pigment?
Results may be patient dependent, however many patients report reduced sensitivity to bright light or photophobia, increased contrast sensitivity, increased color saturation, improved fine detail discrimination, improved night vision and night driving, better visual acuity, and better dark adaptation. Healthy macular pigment level has also been scientifically demonstrated to reduce the risk of age-related eye disease.
Can patients take EyePromise if they’re taking Plavix® or Coumadin®?
It is recommended that patients, on a blood thinner, confer with their doctor before starting any vitamin or supplement regimen. EyePromise has insignificant effect on blood thinners at the recommended dosage. Confusion occurs because Zeaxanthin and lutein are found in leafy green vegetables and doctors often tell patients taking blood thinners not to eat them. Leafy green vegetables contain Vitamin K, a contraindication for patients taking blood thinners. EyePromise does not contain Vitamin K. The amount of fish oil or Vitamin E in EyePromise is not at a level to be a concern for patients on blood thinners.
What is the EyePromise supplement shelf life?
The shelf life of EyePromise is two years from date of manufacture.
What are the most common adverse events reported with EyePromise?
In more than 40-million consumed doses, there have been no serious adverse reactions reported with EyePromise. The most frequently reported adverse event is nausea. In the strong majority of reported instances of nausea, the supplement was taken on an empty stomach. To date there have been no consistent or serious adverse events reported following EyePromise consumption. Report any adverse events to ZeaVision (1-866-833-2800), so they can be properly catalogued and followed-up.
How does the per-serving cost of EyePromise compare to other eye supplements?
EyePromise is one of the most affordable nutraceuticals in the eye supplement category with a per-serving cost of .51 per day. This is particularly compelling when one compares the number and quality of ingredients provided in EyePromise Restore. EyePromise Restore also has the highest available level of natural dietary Zeaxanthin, a very expensive and important ingredient for eye health.
Why isn’t EyePromise available in retail stores?
ZeaVision sells EyePromise in the professional channel where EyeCare Professionals can properly explain the benefits of specific supplement ingredients and proper quantity to maintain healthy vision. Retail stores typically sell a confusing array of eye supplements and it’s often very difficult to identify important differences between products.
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Make Your Vision a Priority This Year
New Year's resolutions can be daunting. From shedding pounds to waking up earlier, these things take discipline. But, some life-changes are easier to make than others.
Taking better care of your vision is a resolution to keep in the new year for two important reasons.
- Reduce Risk of Age-Related Eye Health Issues
By taking vitamins that contain zeaxanthin (a powerful antioxidant) every day, you continually build your macular pigment. This is important because, without a dense macular pigment, you are more susceptible to the effects of age-related eye health issues. These issues can destroy central vision and cause severe vision loss in adults over age 55. While there is currently no cure for most age-related eye health issues and the effects are irreversible, the progression of these issues can be stopped by taking eye vitamins with zeaxanthin.
- Save Money
Frost & Sullivan estimates that through 2020, an average of 4.8 million people over the age of 55 in the U.S. will experience a costly age-related eye health or cataract event. This means that eye health can get very expensive for some of us. The report estimates the expected cost of treating these issues to be over $164 billion from 2013 to 2020. However, the report also says that Americans can cumulatively save $927.9 million per year by taking a lutein and zeaxanthin eye vitamin and avoiding age-related eye health issues.
With these points in mind, go into the new year confident in your vision and remember to take your eye vitamins!
What Zeaxanthin and lutein source does ZeaVision utilize in EyePromise Supplements?
Both carotenoids provided in EyePromise are derived from natural sources. The Lutein utilized in EyePromise is derived from marigolds and the Zeaxanthin is derived from red peppers.
How do Zeaxanthin and Lutein differ? Are there benefits to taking both?
Zeaxanthin and lutein are molecularly similar however they each orient themselves differently in the cell with Zeaxanthin having two ends reactive for antioxidant activity, and lutein only one. The deposition of these antioxidants in the eye varies as Zeaxanthin is in higher concentration in the cone rich center of the macula and lutein is in higher concentration in the peripheral area of the macula. The eye preferentially deposits Zeaxanthin in the fovea (the very center of the macula containing the highest density of vision cells in the retina), suggesting a distinct and different role for each.
Why does EyePromise contain only 4mg of lutein?
The decision to incorporate a 2:1 Zeaxanthin to lutein ratio in EyePromise is based on the actual ratio in the center of the macula. Lutein is more readily available than Zeaxanthin, in the diet. The eye still chooses to place a 2:1 ratio of Zeaxanthin to lutein in the center of the macula, the area with the highest concentration of visual cells.
Has Zeaxanthin safety been reviewed by the FDA?
The FDA does not approve vitamins and supplements. Three Zeaxanthin safety studies have been conducted and submitted to the FDA and safety approval obtained. ZeaVision takes safety and quality very seriously.
Some individuals have high macular pigment scores after taking lutein supplements. Is lutein the only carotenoid needed to protect healthy vision?
The macula contains both lutein and Zeaxanthin and the eye preferentially accumulates Zeaxanthin in the center of the macula where the highest density of visual cells reside. Supplementing with lutein will increase macular pigment; however, the most crucial area of the macula may have deficient protection without Zeaxanthin and recent science demonstrates unique and beneficial differences between the two carotenoids.
Eye health: 3 Common Signs of Age-Related Eye Health Issues
Imagine a time when you started to feel sick and feverish. The symptoms can range from feeling achy, to your face being flushed and hot. Just like how you feel an onset sickness attacking your body, signs of eye health issues can also be noticed.
Signs of age-related eye health issues vary, but are always worth taking note of, as age-related eye health issues are the leading cause of vision loss for those over the age of 50. Here are a few of the well-known signs of deteriorating eye health.
- Distorted Lines- If straight lines appear distorted or wavy, it could be a sign of age-related eye health issues. These issues can affect the macula, the part of your retina that is responsible for central vision where the eye’s acuity is sharpest.
- A Blind Spot- Often those with age-related eye health issues notice that a blind spot develops, or an empty area in the center of their vision. As age-related eye health issues progress, a blurred area near the center of vision is a common symptom. Over time, the blurred area may grow larger or you may develop blank spots in your central vision. Objects also may not appear to be as bright as they used to be.
- Diminished Color- Colors may seem duller, and contrast between colors will seem less noticeable. It may also become difficult to tell where an object ends and where its background begins, making it difficult to see curbs or steps.
Although most age-related eye health issues can't be cured, it is possible to mitigate the progression of deteriorating vision through taking an eye vitamin with dietary zeaxanthin. Studies show that zeaxanthin increases low macular pigment levels – a leading risk factor for age-related eye health issues.
Regular eye examinations and early diagnosis and treatment of age-related eye health issues can help you continue to optimize your eye health and preserve good vision throughout life.