Common questions

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Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe, irreversible vision loss in people over age 60. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of the eye. Because the disease develops as a person ages, it is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Macular degeneration can be a source of significant visual disability as it worsens.

Your risk of developing AMD increases by 400% if an immediate family member has been diagnosed. Other risk factors include: having pale skin / blonde hair / light-colored eyes; being age 60+; smoking; obesity; high blood pressure; sun exposure; and a lack of fruit / vegetables / vitamin D in the diet.

MACULA 2® ESSENTIALS AREDS 2 PLUS can prevent and delay the development and progression of AMD when combined with a diet high in vitamins and minerals. For complete ocular health, including management of dry eye syndrome, we also recommend the addition of MACULA 2® OMEGA-3 with DPA.

Dry eye disease (DED) is a chronic, often life-altering disorder which occurs when tears are not able to provide adequate lubrication for eyes. Dry eye often presents as excessively watery or tearing eyes, which causes confusion with the name— “My eyes are watering all the time, so I couldn’t have dry eye disease.”

DED is progressive, and can cause damage to the surface of your eyes. Discomfort, stinging, or burning can result. Left untreated, dry eye can lead to ulcers or scars on the cornea, vision loss, and decreased quality of life. However, a combination of at-home treatments can prevent or even reverse damage.

Dry eye can be triggered by allergies; wind; smoking; air conditioning; meibomian gland dysfunction; infrequent blinking (often due to overuse of tech / screens); side effects from medication; skin diseases on / around the eyelids; refractive, cataract or cosmetic surgery; thyroid disease; immune system disorders; contact lens wear; pregnancy / hormone changes; tear gland inflammation; cancer treatments— and more.

To avoid further irritation, always use preservative-free eye drops.

MACULA 2 supplements are formulated to focus on eye health, yet they greatly benefit your general health as well. This is why MACULA 2 supplements are approved by Health Canada to help with both eyesight and overall health.

Yes! All our products, including our manufacturing sites, are approved through Health Canada.

Yes! We offer discounted shipping to the US, and since all of our products are sold in Canadian dollars, our US customers find ordering from us very economical.

Our MACULA 2 supplements are formulated by us and made in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. We import other products from the USA and Finland.

ProMed products can be delivered right to your door, and can also be found at hundreds of select eye clinics across Canada. These professional products are not available in drugstores or other retail outlets.

MACULA 2 ESSENTIALS is approved by Health Canada as a daily multi-vitamin, and the content of flaxseed oil makes up for many other vitamins and minerals. You should consult with your health care professional, however, as you may need to take other supplements for your personal health care regimen.

Yes! If your multi-vitamin is a hard capsule, you will likely find the MACULA 2 softgels much easier to digest. Also, some leading brands of multi-vitamins contain so many ingredients, there are only small amounts of many vital nutrients, making them less affective. 

Actually, not all omega-3 supplements are the same. Many cheaper brands are made from farmed fish of undisclosed origin, and don’t contain enough of the important ingredients EPA, DHA and DPA.

MACULA 2 supplements contain only the purest, fresh sourced fish oils and naturally-sourced omegas.

Every critical nutrient required will not fit in one softgel (you wouldn’t be able to swallow it!). So we have formulated our very pure omega-3 softgel as a separate supplement, on its own. Omega-3 has been shown to be effective in the treatment of dry eye and macular degeneration, and also has proven benefits for heart and brain health as well as being an anti-inflammatory.

MACULA 2 ESSENTIALS is a multi-vitamin specifically formulated to match the findings of AREDS, plus it contains other beneficial ingredients (see next question).

Yes it is, with research-documented improvements, such as a decreased amount of zinc. We’ve also added vitamin D3, flaxseed oil, and selenium— and double the lutein. All of the ingredients in the MACULA 2 ESSENTIALS are proven to be beneficial to macular degeneration and overall eye health.

Yes. Keep in mind that all supplements are better absorbed with a meal, but they are also perfectly safe to take on an empty stomach. Health Canada advises the content on our labels; however, you’re free to take them as you see fit, depending on how your body reacts and / or how your health professional advises you.

No, the effectiveness of these supplements require only that you store the bottle in a cool, dark place. Beware of excessive heat, however, as it can damage the softgels.

We use Canpar Express (courier) or Canada Post (and affiliates in the US). Your order leaves our warehouse on the same or next business day after you place it. We intend for you to receive your items quickly, but we have no control over when your order arrives, due to fluctuating restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Europe is further ahead of North America in their development of many medical products. BioDrop MD is sourced from Finland, and in our opinion, it is one of the most advanced treatments available. These preservative-free drops (or spray) in a multi-dose bottle are made from pure, all-natural, super-hydrating ingredients.

Many doctors are in a reciprocal relationship with other pharmaceutical companies, and receive financial incentives for prescribing their products. ProMed offers no incentives— beyond providing the very best products for patients and their eye health.

While the instructions on the package say to heat at 240°F for four minutes, all ovens are different. You will have to experiment with yours to get the perfect temperature for your mask. Do heat it with the cover on, as it holds the moisture in, which is optimal for your eyes. Use the mask as often as you like, but of course follow your doctor’s instructions, if provided.

No. We are suppliers to eye doctors, with a commitment to providing the very best products to patients. We do not offer any medical services or advice.

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