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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the best eye vitamin for me?
I have a family member with macular degeneration. Which vitamin should I take?
What determines which vitamins you sell?
What are the shipping fees?
How many pills are in each bottle?
What are the costs for international shipments?
What credit cards do you accept?
I don't want to give my credit card information online. Can I still order vitamins?
Do you have any eye vitamins on sale?
I take a multivitamin every day. Isn't that good enough?
How long will it take to get my vitamins?

 


 

Answers

How do I find the best eye vitamins for me?
For macular degeneration supplements, there are three questions that will guide your eye vitamin choice:

  1. Do you smoke now or have you smoked habitually within the past 20 years. If you are a non-smoker, you may take vitamins containing high doses of the Vitamin A precursor molecule, called beta-carotene. If you are a current or previous habitual smoker, you must avoid beta-carotene due to some studies that showed higher incidence of lung cancer in smokers when taking it.
  2. Do you have wet macular degeneration in one eye, or is your macular degeneration progressive? Eye vitamins cannot reverse nor stabilize wet macular degeneration. However, if you have wet macular degeneration in only one eye, it is important to take high doses of vitamin supplements to provide the best nutritional support of the other eye which does not have wet macular degeneration. Look specifically for supplements that include Zinc, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.
  3. Do you take Coumadin (warfarin)? If so, we recommend that you take VisiVite E-Free Formula to avoid possible increased bleeding tendency.

I have a family member with macular degeneration. Which vitamin should I take?
The human genome project and new research indicates that up to 75% of macular degeneration can be explained by various genetic vulnerabilities. Additionally, Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to prevent the development of macular degeneration in healthy eyes. Therefore, we now recommend that people with high risk family histories combine macular degeneration vitamins with a high quality Omega-3 essential fatty acid oil. VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 contains both high dose antioxidants and pharmaceutical grade omega-3 fish oils, and is safe for both smokers and non-smokers.

What determines which vitamins you sell?
We select manufacturers with quality reputations and internal testing that use U.S. based and naturally sourced whenever possible. If there is a supplement that is not sold on BestEyeVitamins.Com, and you want us to consider selling it, please contact us. If there is sufficient demand for the product, we will consider your request.

What are the shipping fees?
Shipping within the United States is by United States Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. UPS Ground is also available for those addresses that do not receive U.S. Mail. Shipping fees are posted on our shipping information page. Shipping within the United States is free for orders of 3 or more bottles.

How many pills are in each bottle?

  • All VisiVite Formulas contain a one-month supply. VisiVite Original AREDS Formula, VisiVite Smokers Formula and all VisiVite i-Defense Formulas contain 60 capsules and are taken one capsule twice daily. VisiVite Premier Ocular Formula No. 2 contains 120 gelcaps and are taken two gelcaps twice daily.
  • Supplements from Bausch and Lomb and Alcon are available in various bottle sizes. Check the page details for bottle quantites.
  • Dry Eye Relief contains a one-month supply, which is 120 gelcaps. Directions are two capsules taken twice daily.
  • Co-Defense Multivitamin formulas contain a three-month supply. Co-Defense Tablets contain 100 oval tablets are are taken one tablet daily. Co-Defense Mini-tablets contain 200 round tablets and are taken two tablets daily.

What are the costs for international shipments?
Due to import restrictions, we are unable to ship via Parcel Post. Depending on lowest costs, we ship via FedEx or UPS. Shipping costs $100.00 plus $10.00 per item, U.S. Dollars.

We ship to the following countries

  • Australia
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands

We do not ship to Continental Europe due to problematic customs offices.

What credit cards do you accept?

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover

I don't want to give my credit card information online. Can I still order vitamins?
Online ordering is fast, safe and secure, and uses 128-bit encryption. If you order via our web site, you will note that the Billing and Shipping Information page begins with https:// , which indicates the use of a Secure Server. Additionally, BestEyeVitamins.com has been awarded a McAfee Secure Web Site Certificate.

Do you have any eye vitamins on sale?
We periodically provide special pricing on selected products to current customers and subscribers of our newsletter. If you are not yet a customer, we encourage you to sign up for our free E-Book and newsletter.

I take a multivitamin every day. Isn't that good enough?
Beginning with the National Eye Institutes Age Related Eye Disease Study in 2001, which was the first research showing the benefit of nutritional supplements in the treatment of macular degeneration, three points were proven:

  1. Only specific ingredients had benefit against eye disease.
  2. Scientific research, rather than hundreds of opinions in the lay press, should dictate the optimal ingredients and dosages of eye vitamins.
  3. Extremely high levels of these ingredients were necessary to have an effect against eye disease.

Inexpensive mass-marketed multivitamins contain many ingredients but have no proven benefit against the progression of macular degeneration or the treatment of dry eye syndrome.

How long will it take to get my vitamins?

  • Within the United States: Orders are shipped the following business day. United States Priority Mail takes between 2-5 days, excluding Sundays. UPS Ground takes 2-10 business days, depending upon distance from Long Island, New York.
  • Outside the United States: Orders are shipped the following business day. FedEx delivers in 3-7 business days to most countries. Additional delays can occur in your country's customs office.