This two-in-one option, PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula eye vitamins plus CoQ10 combines the exact nutrient formula recommended by the National Eye Institute (NEI) to help reduce the risk of moderate to advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) progression.
Bausch + Lomb Corporation has launched PreserVision® AREDS 2 Formula soft gels plus coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in the United States. This two-in-one option, PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula eye vitamins plus CoQ10 is the only eye vitamin that combines the exact nutrient formula recommended by the National Eye Institute (NEI) to help reduce the risk of moderate to advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) progression in AMD patients with CoQ10 to help support heart health.
People with AMD often have multiple conditions, such as heart disease, which has similar risk factors to AMD. This can lead to patients feeling overwhelmed as a result of the numerous medications and supplements they may be required to take.
“Heart disease is one of the top health concerns for AMD patients, aside from doing all they can to help preserve their sight,” said Rishi Singh, M.D., staff physician and president, Cleveland Clinic Martin Hospitals, Stuart, Florida in the press release. “I encourage all my AMD patients to maintain a healthy diet and make sure they are exercising regularly, which are important actions they can take to proactively support both conditions. AMD patients should also take an eye vitamin with the proven nutrient formula such as PreserVision® AREDS 2 vitamins to help reduce the risk of moderate to advanced AMD progression. Now, with PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula + CoQ10, AMD patients have a convenient alternative that will help ensure they receive their important nutrients for eye and heart health every day.”
CoQ10 is an antioxidant that the body produces naturally, which helps support healthy cell function. Levels of CoQ10 in the body decrease as people age, and they also tend to be lower in people with certain conditions, such as heart disease, and in those who take statins.
“We are proud to offer eye care professionals and their patients with this new option, which includes the same clinically proven AREDS 2 formula eye vitamins plus CoQ10 to help support heart health,” said John Ferris, senior vice president, Consumer, Bausch + Lomb in the press release. “Americans over the age of 65 take more than five pills per day on average, and as people age, their bodies naturally lose the ability to keep up with their ongoing CoQ10 demand. In lieu of taking extra supplements and to make it easier for people to stick with their vitamin regimen, we developed this two-in-one formula to help make it easier for them to support both their eye and heart health.”
PreserVision® AREDS 2 Formula eye vitamins, including the new PreserVision AREDS 2 formula with CoQ10, contain the exact nutrient formula recommended by the NEI. This exact formula includes certain amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are two powerful antioxidant carotenoids that have been clinically shown through decades of research to help reduce the risk of progression in people with moderate to advanced AMD. In 2022, the NEI’s AREDS2 10-Year Follow-on Study further confirmed the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin in the AREDS 2 formula.
PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula soft gels with CoQ10 are now available in the vitamin aisle or online at most major retailers nationwide.