Soothing Lubricant Eye Drops
2 Vials (5 ml. each)
— This is approximately 200 drops, or a 20 to 30 day supply
Easier Handling —Better Lubrication
Visual Ocuity™ – A Professional Product from Longevity Science® – is formulated to support healthy eye function through a unique combination of soothing lubricants – Glycerin 1.0% and Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose 0.15% – which will only work when applied directly to the eye. (As we age, diet and oral supplements simply cannot do the complete job.) Inactive ingredients include: N-Acetyl-Carnosine (NAC) 1.0% buffered with Boric Acid, Citric Acid and Potassium Bicarbonate, and Purified Benzyl Alcohol as a preservative.
Ocuity™ has been recommended by two of the
foremost Alternative, Anti-Aging physicians in
Dr. Julian Whitaker, Health &
Healing newsletter, Vol. 15, No. 3, and, Dr.
David Williams, Alternatives newsletter, February 2006 issue,
discusses NAC eye drops in
his recommendation headed "See Your Way to the
(Dr. Williams reviewed NAC eye drops in general, and did not
recommend a specific brand.)
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (lubricant) (0.15%)
Sterile Water (Ophthalmic Grade Isotonic
Solution pH 6.3 to 6.4)
Buffering agents: Boric Acid, Citric Acid and potassium bicarbonate; and purified benzyl alcohol
as a preservative.
Visual Ocuity™ has been designed to
support healthy eye function.
The lens of the eye, unlike most body tissues, does not experience a turnover of
cells. The eye cells we are born with are the eye cells we have for our whole
lives. As we age and the lens continues to grow, it can become less transparent
to light, which occurs from a wide range of causes including excessive free
radicals, smoke, dust, ultraviolet rays, excessive sugars, drug use, inadequate
nutrient levels, and poor blood flow.
One of the most common ways in which the lens is damaged is through a process called "Glycation", which
is the binding of sugars to proteins. Glycation occurs throughout the body and results in hardening and cross-linking of cells, as proteins are bound
together, for example, on the skin in the form of wrinkles, or in the arteries or
other organs as hardening. In the eye, glycation causes a swelling of the tissue
which causes reduced vision. The end result of glycation is rapid organ aging.
Visual Ocuity™ contains two FDA-approved lubricants (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose and glycerin) which provide a synergistic protection against dry eyes, and other forms of eye irritation including age-related changes.
Young eyes have naturally occurring high concentrations of antioxidants. As we age, the levels of these protectors decline. Supplementing with oral antioxidants can positively affect the aging eye.* For this reason, we suggest combining Visual Ocuity™ with a balanced eye-focused supplement, Vision Optimizer, from Jarrow Formulas. As we age, we tend to produce less oils (lipids) which are a major component of the tears that protect, lubricate and nourish our eyes. The components of natural tears are: lipids (which help prevent evaporation of the tear film and lubricates the eyelid), ocular mucin (which makes the eye surface wettable), and the aqueous portion (the aqueous layer constitutes 90% of the thickness of the tear film and provides oxygen and nutrition for the cornea.) Visual Ocuity is like an artificial tear, adding lubrication and aqueous components. The combination of Visual Ocuity and Vision Optimizer, along with a healthy diet that includes Omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA, can help insure that your eyes are receiving the nutrition, and lubrication, they need.
Visual Ocuity™ eye-drops can be used daily for temporary relief of discomfort due to minor irritations in the eye. Excellent for sun and wind exposure, this product can be used before or after exposure, and as a lubricant and protectant against irritation, or to relieve dryness of the eye.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Apply 1 or 2 drops in each eye 1-to-4 times a day or as directed by a physician. Please read the enclosed product insert carefully.
Very rarely, a slight stinging may occur when the eye is very dry, or the pH of the eye is different from the solution; however, this slight stinging should dissipate in a few seconds.
For the proper installation of drops: Lean head back and look up. Instill 'One Drop' then slowly and gently close the eye, being careful not to squeeze the eye drop out of the eye. Do not blink or reopen for 60 seconds. Repeat this procedure if a second drop is used. Closing the eye allows each drop to be absorbed into the eye tissue. Blinking, even one or two times, or shutting the eyelid too tight, will pump most of the solution out of the eye. If you have neck problems, lie down or use a tilt-back chair.
Each box contains 2 squeeze tube vials with 5 ml of the eye drop solution per vial.
NOTE: Visual Ocuity vials are rated by the manufacturer at 75 drops per vial, or 150 drops per package. However, this allows for slight differences in how people squeeze the vial when using this product, and slight variations in the opening created when puncturing the vial. Typically, users report about 225 drops per package (112 drops per vial).
*These statements have not
been evaluated by the FDA. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat,
cure, or prevent any disease.
* Longevity Science® products, used by leading physicians and health practitioners
around the world, are not available in stores.