HOW TO TAKE
How do I take my eye care supplement?
All our products (including Tears) are available in capsules (veggie caps). Usage directions are included with each product. Whole Body Formula and Ocular Formula are also available in a convenient drink mix. The mix lets you take a single daily dose. Once a day just stir powder from a pre-measured scoop or packet into a glass of water, drink it and you're done!
HOW TO ORDER
How can I order?
Order directly from this website at our PRODUCTS page, or call Customer Service toll-free.
Can I get discounts?
Yes! The price of a 3-month supply offers significant savings compared to regular 1-month pricing for all products (except Meso-Plus Formula, which only comes as a 3-month supply at an already-discounted price). Or, save anywhere from 12% to over 70% when you join our Ongoing Relief auto-refill program.
How does the Auto-Refill program work?
Order our auto-ship program and-for the lifetime of your membership-your discount price is locked in and you always receive ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING on any product(s) you wish to include. Depending on which products you choose, can save you up to 77% off the regular price of a one-month supply, plus refills arrive automatically as they're needed every three months. The price of each three-month supply is billed to your credit card in three monthly installments. If you prefer making a single payment, we can charge your credit card once every three months when refills are sent. To change the frequency of refills, adjust the schedule for travel plans, or to cancel at any time, simply call Customer Service toll-free.
What if I am not satisfied?
Here's our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: Simply return the unused portion within 30 days of receiving your order. We will refund you money by issuing a credit to your charge card for the product price you paid. Or, if you paid by check or money order, we will send you a check. Shipping charges cannot be refunded.
SAFETY & RESEARCH
What is the research behind your AREDS2 formulas?
Our formula has been based on the most-respected studies into how eyes age and how nutrition can support health vision. In 2013, the National Eye Institute completed landmark research: AREDS2. This stands for Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2: Lutein + Zeaxanthin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration. In this study, the progress of macular degeneration was slowed in patients who took a specific blend of nutrients, including the antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin. In another study, researchers found that doubling the amount of Lutein and Zeaxanthin used in the AREDS2 study resulted in faster rebuilding of macular pigment optical density (MPOD). We offer formulas based on the AREDS2 ingredients and strength, as well as formulas with TWICE the Lutein and Zeaxanthin (as used in the study showing accelerated replenishment). Our formulas also include additional nutrients that research has shown benefit eye health and fight the effects of aging.
What is the research behind Meso-Plus Formula?
Like our AREDS2 formulas, the Meso-Plus Formula also contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin. It also contains another carotenoid: Meso-Zeaxanthin (MZ), which is also found in the eye's macula. Studies show that MZ supplementation resulted in higher macular pigment levels than supplementing without it. Further studies show that MZ plus Lutein and Zeaxanthin have the potential to help retard our eyes' aging process and-at every age-help reduce negative effects of blue light from computers and other devices. By helping increase the eye's protective macular pigments, the MZ in Vision Meso-Plus Formula also helps our eyes adapt more quickly to the dark, recover faster from glare, and enjoy better visual quality. The studies upon which benefits of MZ are based have been published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Experimental Eye Research, and Scientific Reports.
What is the research behind the Tears formula?
Use of computers and environmental factors like dust and dry air can cause dry, irritated eyes. Irritation can worsen as eyes age. Research has shown, however, that a specific ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids plus other nutrients (turmeric root, mucin complex, GLA and other antioxidants) can help to enhance the eye's tear production and the soothing quality of the tears. These nutrients can also help with occasional eye irritation. Based on this research, Tears provides a proprietary blend of nutrients specifically formulated to help dry eyes, especially as we age.
Is your product safe?
YES! Doctors have trusted-and recommended our manufacturer -- since 1998 and we enjoys an exceptionally high level of customer satisfaction. In addition, our supplements are free from even “natural” ingredients which have raised possible safety concerns: For example, they contain NO beta carotene and NO synthetic Vitamin E.
WHAT'S IN YOUR PRODUCT
How much Lutein and Zeaxanthin does your product contain?
Different AREDS2-based formulas give doctors options for recommending an eye vitamin that is best for a specific patient. The Meso-Plus Formula, Eye & Body Formula, Eye Formula, Lutein Formula and Macula Formula all have the same 10 mg of Lutein and 2 mg of Zeaxanthin used in the AREDS2 eye vitamin. The Whole Body Formula and Ocular Formula contain twice those amounts because of research showing that 20 mg of Lutein and 4 mg built macular pigment optical density faster. Dry Eye Formula and the Omega-3 Formula contain no Lutein or Zeaxanthin.
Does your product contain beta carotene?
NO! Beta-carotene was included in the eye vitamin formulation used in the first ARED study. However, concerns were raised about the safety of beta carotene, particularly for smokers. So, in the AREDS2 study, beta carotene was replaced with Lutein and Zeaxanthin (two other carotenoids). This combination was found effective, and these are the ingredients Vision uses in its AREDS2-based formulas.
Does your product contain Omega-3?
None of our AREDS2-based formulas contain Omega-3. That is because the study found that adding Omega-3 did not add additional benefits for the specific condition that was being studied: age-related macular degeneration. However, Omega-3 has been shown beneficial for conditions such as dry eye and the resulting discomfort. Both Dry Eye Formula and Omega-3 Formula contain high-quality Omega-3 fatty acids.
HOW TEARS WORKS
How does Tears help dry eyes?
A diet that is rich in fatty acids helps keep eyes moist. Often, Americans don't get enough of these beneficial oils from diet. Levels also fall as we age and the quantity and quality of tear production can decline. When this happens, common environmental factors can cause irritation and painful dryness. Tears supplements your diet with the balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids research shows improve tear production and quality. In addition, it provides additional nutrients to help address occasional irritation.