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Probably not: Ocuvite is specifically formulated to help slow the progression of macualr degeneration. Most ocuvite versions are combinations of anti-oxident vitamins and high dose zinck. At this time, there is no know benefit of ocuvite to the disease glaucoma. See a glaucoma specialist to see if glaucoma is even a worry for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye vitamin: The Age-related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) showed that high doses of certain vitamins slowed the progression of vision loss in age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Ocu-vite is a combination similar to what was used in this study. I recommend eye vitamins for those wish to lower their risk of ARMD, the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. ...Read more
Ocuvite Antioxidants: Ocuvite was formulated in the early 80's for eye doctors to recommend to our patients but us M.D.'s were unable or unwilling to tell our patients about the benefits of antioxidants in decreasing eye problems like macular degeneration..Then Bausch & Lomb bought them and brought them to the masses after the FDA study proved their valuable results.Only then did skeptical (backward) doctors use them ...Read more
Taste loss: This is a rare, but reported, side effect of ocuvite. I have not personally encounted it in patients, but ironically, zinc (present in ocuvite) has been used to increase the sense of taste. You could discuss this with your treating eye doctor, and consider discontinuing the supplement to see if the taste recovers, as there may be other causes of taste loss as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Macular degeneration: Ocuvite has been tested and proven to delay the progression of macular degeneration. It has not been tested for any other issue. For instance, no one believes it will correct ordinary refractive needs (for glasses). Ocuvite will not harm you if you take it (except for the cost) but may not be actually helpful for any other condition. ...Read more
Does ocuvite improve my eye condition? My eyes are usually blurry. I spend more than twelve hours in front of screen.
Blurry vision: Ocuvite and other eye-related vitamins are not likely to correct blurry vision, for which there are multiple possible causes. You can start by seeing an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. Depending on the results, you may also need to see a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer