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Why supplement with Ocuvite?

Ocuvite and Ocuvite Lutein are based on the original AREDS* formula developed by Bausch + Lomb as used in the 10-year eye health study AREDS*, conducted by the National Eye Institute in the United States. The results of AREDS* indicated that certain nutrients can play a role in protecting the macula from undesired changes1.

Ocuvite Adult 50+ is based on the most current findings in eye research combined with the latest findings in healthy nutrition1-7.

All three products have been developed as soft gel capsules which makes them easier to swallow.

Ocuvite Lutein

Ocuvite Lutein takes the original AREDS* formula, and exchanges Betacarotene with the carotenoid Lutein. It also contains the antioxidant Vitamins C & E and an optimised level of Zinc to meet the strict Australian standards.

  • Supports eye and macula health8-16

  • Helps defend the macula against harmful light and other free radicals12-15

  • Is recommended for smokers17-18



Ocuvite is a high potency antioxidant formula based on the original AREDS* research. It contains Betacarotene, the antioxidant Vitamins C & E, Copper and an optimised level of Zinc to meet the strict Australian standards.

  • Based on proven AREDS* research1

  • High potency antioxidant formula1

  • Supports eye and macula health8-16

* Age-Related Eye Disease Study


Ocuvite Adult 50+

Dietary studies have shown the importance of nutrition in maintaining eye health. Many people are not getting adequate levels of important eye nutrients from diet alone. Ocuvite Adult 50+:

  • Provides essential eye nutrients that we may lose as we age1-7

  • Contains Omega-3, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Vitamins C & E and Zinc

  • Supports eye and macula health8-16


1 Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. A clinical trial of high-dose supplementation with vitamins C and E, beta carotene, and zinc for age-related macular degeneration and vision loss. AREDS Report No. 8. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119:1417–1436.

2 Augood C, Chakravarthy U, Young et al. Oily fish consumption, dietary docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid intakes, and associations with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Aug;88(2):398-406.

3 Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. The relationship of dietary carotenoid and vitamin A, E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study. AREDS Report No. 22. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125:1225-1232.

4 SanGiovanni JP, Chew EY. The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in health and disease of the retina. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2005;24(1):87-138.

5 Perry A, Rassmussen H, Johnson EJ. Xanthophyll (lutein, zeaxanthin) content in fruits, vegetables and corn and egg products. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 2009; 22:9-15.

6 Food Standards Australia New Zealand. (2011) NUTTAB 2010. Australian Food Composition Tables. Canberra: Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

7 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18. Lutein + Zeaxanthin µg content of selected foods.

8 Grahn BH, Paterson PG, Gottschall-Pass KT, Zhang Z. Zinc and the eye. J Am Coll Nutr. 2001 Apr;20(2 Suppl):106-18.

9 Tate DJ, Miceli MV, Newsome DA, Alcock NW, Oliver PD. Influence of zinc on selected cellular functions of cultured human retinal pigment epithelium. Curr Eye Res. 1995 Oct;14(10):897-903.

10 Wyszynski RE, Bruner WE, Cano DB, Morgan KM, Davis CB, Sternberg P.A donor-age-dependent change in the activity of alpha-mannosidase in human cultured RPE cells.Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1989 Nov;30(11):2341-7.

11 Tate DJ Jr, Miceli MV, Newsome DA. Zinc protects against oxidative damage in cultured human retinal pigment epithelial cells.Free Radic Biol Med. 1999 Mar;26(5-6):704-13.

12 National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements Vitamin C fact sheet accessed at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC/

13 Burton GW, Traber MG. Vitamin E: antioxidant activity, biokinetics, and bioavailability. Annu Rev Nutr. 1990;10:357-82.

14 Whitehead AJ, Mares JA, Danis RP. Macular pigment: a review of current knowledge. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Jul;124(7):1038-45.

15 Thurnham DI. Macular zeaxanthins and lutein - a review of dietary sources and bioavailability and some relationships with macular pigment optical density and age-related macular disease. Nutr Res Rev. 2007 Dec;20(2):163-79.

16 Cai J, Nelson KC, Wu M, Sternberg P Jr, Jones DP. Oxidative damage and protection of the RPE. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2000 Mar;19(2):205-21.

17 The Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta Carotene Cancer Prevention Study Group.The effect of vitamin E and beta carotene on the incidence of lung cancer and other cancers in male smokers. N Engl J Med. 1994 Apr 14;330(15):1029-35.

18 Omenn GS, Goodman GE, Thornquist MD, Balmes J, Cullen MR, Glass A, Keogh JP, Meyskens FL, Valanis B, Williams JH, Barnhart S, Hammar S.Effects of a combination of beta carotene and vitamin A on lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.N Engl J Med. 1996 May 2;334(18):1150-5.