If your patients who should be taking an AREDS vitamin complain of discomfort while swallowing bulky pills—and use that as an excuse for non-compliance—now you can recommend a more gentle option. Today, Bausch + Lomb announced the launch of PreserVision AREDS 2 Formula minigel vitamins, which will replace the current version that comes in soft gel form.

Aside from that change, there are no differences in the ingredients or recommended uses compared to the older formulation, B+L says. It still contains the same nutrient formula recommended by the NEI for patients with moderate to advanced AMD as documented in the landmark AREDS2 clinical study.

PreserVision AREDS 2 minigel eye vitamins are available at major retailers nationwide at a suggested retail price of $32.99 for a120-count bottle, B+L says.

For more information, visit www.preservision.com.