Nutritional Supplements for Macular Degeneration
In 1992, the National Eye Institute launched the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) to determine whether high doses of antioxidant vitamins and minerals could support vision health. The results published in 2001 clearly demonstrated that the tested ingredients do provide ocular health benefits. Based on the findings of this landmark study, the retina specialists developed the first product for macular health—Focus MaculaPro®.
Focus Select® (90 Day)
Premium AREDS 2 Formula 180 Softgels
Focus MaculaPro® (90 Day)
AREDS Formula 180 Tablets
A follow-up study (AREDS 2) was conducted from 2006 to 2012 to test modifications to improve the original formula. It found that betacarotene, an ingredient which may increase the risk of developing lung cancer among smokers, could be replaced with Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Focus Select® —based on the formula utilized in AREDS 2—was developed as a premium supplement which promotes macular health and is safe for smokers and non-smokers alike.
These vitamins are sold at all RGW offices. You may ask for them at the front desk.