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Vision Essentials Gold and Eyedrate Vitakit

Premium retina, macula, and total eye health support, plus moist and hydrated eyes

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Safeguard Against Some of the Negative Effects of Blue Light Exposure, Plus Key Ingredients for Moist, Hydrated Eyes

What an effective pair! Vision Essentials Gold® and Eyedrate™ help you target two important areas for your eyes: a retinal safeguard against some of the negative effects of blue light exposure, as well as the comfort of having moist and hydrated eyes. These two top eye health supplements offer premium, targeted ingredients, so you can maintain the health of your eyes for years to come. And now you can save a minimum of $10 when you buy them together.

Unprecedented eye health with 40 mg Lutemax® 2020 lutein

Formulated for adults 65+, but loved by customers young and old, Vision Essentials Gold has helped thousands of people with top-of-the-line ingredients for overall eye health. With 40 mg clinically validated Lutemax 2020 lutein, 20 mg Setria® Glutathione (the body’s master antioxidant), a 300 mg Berry Vision Complex, plus 11 innovative ingredients, you can be assured that your overall eye health is getting the robust nourishment it needs to…

  • Safeguard from some of the negative effects of blue light exposure from laptops, smartphones, TVs, and more
  • Support macular health and visual performance
  • Adapt and adjust under low-light conditions
  • Protect from oxidative stress

Daily eye health depends on a wide spectrum of supportive ingredients

With Vision Essentials Gold, you get 40 mg of an advanced form and quality lutein—clinically validated Lutemax 2020 lutein—which is comprised of researched levels of lutein as well as 8 mg zeaxanthin containing a minimum of 2 mg meso-zeaxanthin. These three carotenoids are extraordinarily valuable when it comes to supporting eye health, and especially safeguarding your eyes from some of the negative effects of blue light exposure and supporting the density of your macular pigment.

You also get Setria glutathione, a reduced glutathione, known as the body's "master antioxidant." Glutathione is produced by the cells in your body and this innovative form of glutathione, Setria, supports healthy glutathione levels for your whole body and to support your eyes.

Research establishes importance of shielding eyes against blue light exposure

Lutemax 2020 lutein is an award-winning, clinically validated, advanced form of lutein plus zeaxanthin with naturally occurring meso-zeaxanthin. The amazing research behind Lutemax 2020 is revolutionizing eye health:

In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study, healthy young adults were given a placebo or 20 mg Lutemax 2020 lutein with 4 mg of zeaxanthin for six months. Supplementation with Lutemax 2020 resulted in significant reductions in occasional headache frequency, eye strain, eye fatigue, critical flicker fusion frequency, contrast sensitivity, disability glare, photostress reactivity, and improved MPOD and sleep quality.1

With the inclusion of Lutemax 2020 lutein, Vision Essentials Gold goes above and beyond standard formulas to deliver an advanced form of lutein and zeaxanthin plus 15 additional innovative ingredients for superior lens, retina, macula, and total eye health support, as well as a safeguard from free radicals. With all that you’ll be hard-pressed to find a powerful and effective eye health formula like this.

Lubricating Eye Comfort Delivered—From the Inside Out

Eyedrate™ helps support:

  • Moist and hydrated eyes
  • Natural tear production
  • Healthy tear film
  • Overall eye comfort
  • Plus, powerful antioxidant, astaxanthin, for added eye support

Eyedrate is a one-of-a-kind ocular hydration supplement that combines research levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids with omega-7 fatty acid derived from sea buckthorn seed oil. Eyedrate also includes astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, to provide an all-in-one solution for eye hydration, tear production, and overall eye comfort. Over-the-counter eye drops are the go-to for many folks yet many of them can actually irritate your eyes. Eyedrate works from the inside out, delivering the essential nutrients your body needs to help keep your eyes well lubricated.

Antioxidant support and omega-3s in a unique eye-hydrating formula

Because portions of the retina are constantly being renewed, a regular supply of DHA is required for proper retinal function. Omega-3s also promote a normal inflammatory response, which leads to a healthy ocular tear film and a healthy ocular surface. Eyedrate contains a fish oil complex containing the two beneficial omega-3 fatty acids—EPA and DHA. They can't be synthesized in the human body but are critical for bodily functions, which is why supplementation is key.

In a randomized, double-blind study, 64 individuals were divided into two groups. For one month, one group consumed 360 mg EPA and 240 mg DHA per day (the amount in Eyedrate), while the other group received a placebo.

The individuals who consumed the EPA/DHA combination had a significantly better improvement in eye moisture—a 71% improvement compared to 3.3% for the placebo group. The mean TBUT (tear film break-up time) in the omega-3 group increased by approximately 1.7 seconds. That may not sound like a lot, but when it comes to your eyes, it's significant—and the longer your eyes stay moist, the more stable the tear film.

In a second test measuring tear production, the omega-3 group showed significant improvement over the placebo group—22.3% vs 5.1%.2

Omega-7 from sea buckthorn seed oil

The omega-7s in sea buckthorn seed oil are a natural source of a full spectrum of additional antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals lacking in marine-sourced products, including vitamins C and E, which may shield the eye from oxidative stress.

Highly potent carotenoid and antioxidant astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is one of only three antioxidants that can cross the blood-retinal barrier, which means it easily enters the tissues of the eyes so it can exert its positive effects where it’s needed most. This makes it a highly effective antioxidant for eye health, and the perfect ingredient to round out Eyedrate.

With specific, targeted ingredients, Vision Essentials Gold and Eyedrate support two very important and practical needs for your eyes: retina and macular health and moist and hydrated eyes.

1Stringham JM, et al. Foods. 2017;6(7):47.
2Kangari H, et al. Ophth. 2013;120(11):2191–6.

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Ingredients and Dosage

Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 4 capsules once daily with a meal.

Serving Size: 4 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30

IngredientAmount Per Serving% DV
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)1,500 mcg RAE167%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)100 mg111%
Zinc (as zinc oxide)25 mg227%
Copper (as copper chelate)2 mg222%
Taurine600 mg*
Berry Vision Complex
Black Currant Extract (fruit), Maqui Berry Powder (Aristotelia chilensis, fruit), Goji Berry Extract (Lycium barbarum, fruit), Bilberry Extract (fruit)
300 mg*
Carrot Powder (root)260 mg*
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine260 mg*
Schisandra Extract (berry)160 mg*
Lutein (from marigold flower)(Lutemax® 2020) 40 mg*
L-Glutathione (from fermentation)(Setria®)20 mg*
Zeaxanthin Isomers (from marigold flower; containing a minimum of 2 mg of meso-zeaxanthin)(Lutemax® 2020)8 mg*
Lycopene (from tomato fruit)3 mg*
* Daily Value (DV) not established

Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica

Precautions: Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or nursing, have a serious medical condition, or use any medications.

Keep out of reach of children.

  • Gluten Free

Setria® is a registered trademark of KYOWA HAKKO BIO Co., Ltd.
Lutemax® 2020 is a trademark of OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd.



Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 2 softgels once daily with a meal.

Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 30

IngredientAmount Per Serving% DV
Total Fat2 g3%‡
Cholesterol5 mg2%
Eye Lubricating Complex1,500 mg*
Omega Fish Oil Concentrate1,350 mg*
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (as ethyl esters)360 mg*
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (as ethyl esters) 240 mg*
Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil150 mg*
Astaxanthin (from Haematococcus pluvialis algae extract)2 mg*
‡ Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 
* Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other ingredients: Olive oil extra virgin, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, titanium dioxide, carob extract (color)

CONTAINS: FISH (anchovy, sardine)

Precautions: Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or nursing, have a serious medical condition, or use any medications.

Keep out of reach of children

  • Gluten Free

Science and Quality

Vision Essentials Gold® and Eyedrate™ deliver…

Sustainable Sourcing + Premium, Researched Ingredients, Including Antioxidant Superstar Astaxanthin

OmniActive Lutemax® 2020 Lutein

The company behind Lutemax 2020, OmniActive Health Technologies, ensures both traceability and transparency in delivering high-quality lutein and zeaxanthin through socially and ecologically responsible practices. Highlights from OmniActive include:


Farmers are at the heart of OmniActive operations—they are an integral part of the OmniActive family and play a vital role in the commitment to quality, reliability, and sustainability of every flower grown.

Education & Social Stewardship

OmniActive has close relationships with more than 10,000 farmers who supply the marigold flowers. The result is a strong, reliable and efficient supply chain. The agricultural field teams regularly update farmers on technological advancements, including crop compatibility, to ensure efficient use of natural resources and cropland. This means greater consistency and reliability in marigold yields, improved quality of marigold crops and greater financial return for the farmers.

Environmental Focus

OmniActive is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint. Their state-of-the-art drying process is thermally efficient, which helps ensure that customer needs are met without compromising environmental values.

  • Frost & Sullivan 2017 Product Leadership Award for Eye Health Ingredients (lutein and zeaxanthin)
  • Frost & Sullivan 2011 Product Differentiation Excellence Award for Eye Health Ingredients (lutein and zeaxanthin).

Research on Lutemax 2020 lutein shows advances in MPOD, disability glare, and photostress recovery

In one double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, participants aged 18–22 were randomly assigned to one of three groups: Placebo, 10 mg of Lutemax 2020 lutein with 2 mg of zeaxanthin, or 20 mg Lutemax 2020 lutein with 4 mg of zeaxanthin for 12 months. Supplementation for both Lutemax 2020 dosages resulted in statistically significant improvements in macular pigment optical density (MPOD), disability glare, photostress recovery, and serum lutein and zeaxanthin.1

The importance of super nutrient astaxanthin

The astaxanthin in Eyedrate is a unique and highly potent carotenoid and antioxidant. And of all the carotenoids, it is one of only three that can cross the blood-retinal barrier. In other words, due to its unique cell membrane, astaxanthin can enter the tissues of the eyes so it can exert its positive effects where it's needed most. This makes it a highly effective antioxidant for eye support as well as brain health.

Compared to other carotenoids, astaxanthin's free radical–scavenging activity is potent.2 In fact, astaxanthin has been found to have an impressive antioxidant capacity compared to canthaxanthin, beta carotene, and alpha tocopherol.3

Specifically related to vision, this red, fat-soluble pigment concentrates in the iris-ciliary muscle of the eye, helping the eyes shift focus from close-up to long distance. And like EPA and DHA, astaxanthin cannot be synthesized by the body, so it must be obtained from diet or supplementation.

1Stringham JM, et al. Eye Vis (Lond). 2016;3:30.
2Naguib YM. J Agric Food Chem. 2000; 48(4):1150–4.
3Miki W. Pure & Appl Chem. 1991;63(1):141–6.


Product Quality

  • Manufactured to exacting standards using highest quality raw materials
  • Produced in accordance with our strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that meet those set by the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Every batch tested to verify purity and potency specifications are met
  • Quality assured with our Triple-Testing Philosophy™
  • Backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee

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