There are so many different AREDS 2 eye vitamins on the market, which ones should you choose? Since the first AREDS study sponsored by National Eye Institue (NEI) and completed in 2001, researchers have gained more knowledge on the impact of nutrition on eye and vision health. The second AREDS study (AREDS 2) included lutein/zeaxanthin to replace beta carotene due to the possible carcinogenic effect of beta carotene on smokers. The formula used in AREDS 2 study became the popular eye supplement for not only patients with age-related macular degeneration but also for people who want to supplement their diet for eye health.
Is the NEI recommended AREDS 2 formula designed for the digital era? The answer is no. AREDS 2 study was started in 2006 while the first generation IPhone was released in 2007 when portable digital devices started to gain attention. Nowadays, the average American spent 5 hours on digital screens. Prolonged exposure of eyes to digital screen can cause a series of eye disorders called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) including eye strain, blurred vision, dry eyes, double vision, headache and etc. In addition, blue lights emitted from digital screens can damage retina in long term, causing macular degeneration. In general, eye supplements for digital era should contain nutrients that can neutralize the damage of blue light and relieve Computer Vision Syndrome.
HealtHappiness AREDS 2 Plus is a complete eye and vision supplement for computer users, gamers as well as for seniors with age-related macular degeneration.
- Contains 4 times more Lutein and 2 times more Zeaxanthin than NEI recommended AREDS 2 formula. Lutein/Zeaxanthin are deposited at back of the eye to filter out blue lights.
- Contains Astaxanthin that is clinically proven to relieve eye fatigue, reduce blurred vision and improve visual acuity
- Contains Omega 3 DHA that is clinically proven to reduce eye dryness
- Contains less Zinc (25 mg) to reduce the digestive complaints, excessive intake of Zinc can cause stomach upset, nausea and other side effects.