Bausch + Lomb has begun shipping its new PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula vitamin and mineral supplement, according to a news release.
The patented formula, updated to precisely match the latest clinical evidence from the National Eye Institute Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 results, will be introduced during the upcoming American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting in Toronto.
The formula provides 500 mg vitamin C, 400 IU vitamin E, 10 mg lutein / 2 mg zeaxanthin, 80 mg zinc oxide and 2 mg cupric oxide via a daily dose of two soft gels, the release said.
An earlier version of PreserVision also included 1,000 mg of omega-3 fatty acids due to evidence of potential benefit in 2010.
The new formulation began shipping to U.S. wholesalers in July, according to Bausch + Lomb. It should soon be available at retailers.