Equate Vision Formula Review Summary
Equate have a few vision enhancers on the market, all with very slight differences. The one we focused on in this review is the one “with lutein”. This seems to be the ‘standard’ product; it is the one we see most frequently online.
We don’t really think very much of this stack at all. It is just a few vitamins and minerals with a very small amount of lutein thrown in. We wouldn’t brag about the lutein content on the label when it is just 2mg per serving! The vitamin A dose is a joke too – just 20% of your RDI! You get more vitamin A eating half a sweet potato! All in all, not a competitive vision enhancer at all, despite its popularity. You can do a lot better.
Where To Buy Equate Vision Formula
We can’t find an independent merchant site for this stuff, which is weird. iHerb seems to be the main retailer.
Detailed Equate Vision Formula Review
Equate Vision Formula is easily one of the most popular natural vision enhancers on the market right now. These guys actually produce a couple of vision supplements. They have only slight differences between them it seems. The one we’re focusing on today is the “Vision Formula with Lutein” variant, although there is one called “50+” too, which seems to be designed explicitly for older adults.
So what is this product supposed to do exactly?
Who is it designed for?
The bottle states that this product provides “nutrition for the eyes”. We therefore expect it to be focused on rectifying deficiencies that can hinder eye sight.
Aside from that, we don’t really get a lot of detail about this vision enhancer.
As we said, there doesn’t seem to be an independent merchant site for us to look at. The Amazon pages are pretty bare, as is the Walmart page.
But in general, we judge a vision enhancer to be good if it truly delivers the following key benefits:
- Enhanced visual acuity
- Accelerated glare recovery
- Reduced eye strain
- Protects the eye over the long-term
- Reduces risk of AMD and other eye conditions
Stacks can provide a couple of these benefits and still be good products.
If a vision enhancer does all of the above, then it will be a market-leading product.
So where does Equate Vision Formula stand?
Does it really work?
Is it safe? Will it cause any serious side effects?
How does it compare to other products on the market today?
Find out by reading our full review below. We start by looking under the hood; are the ingredients in Equate Vision Formula any good? Are they backed by science? Are they dosed properly? When we’ve answered those questions, we’ll be able to give you our final verdict on this popular vision enhancer. Please post any questions or review suggestions in the comments section at the end.
Equate Vision Formula – Ingredients, Doses & More
Let’s check out the formula:
That’s not a good formula at all.
There’s nothing particularly worrying here.
But then there’s not much of anything.
All we have are some vitamins and minerals and a small dose of lutein.
Even the Vitamin A – the only vitamin with real eye boosting power – is low dosed!
Not a good stack AT ALL.
Let’s get into it.
- Tiny dose of lutein
- Missing several key ingredients
- Low dose of Vitamin A
There isn’t anything about this formula that jumps out at us as being dangerous, or problematic, or even redundant.
There isn’t really any dead weight.
It actually has the opposite problem – there’s just nothing there!
There is just a very boring vitamin and mineral stack coupled with a low dose of lutein.
Lutein is pretty much the only interesting ingredient in this stack. It is actually a very good vision enhancer. Lutein helps fortify your macular pigment, which helps prevent rapid eye sight degeneration, protects your eyes from blue light damage (important for computer workers and people who spend a lot of time in the sun), and improves visual acuity.
But many studies showing lutein as having the most pronounced effects have used WAY MORE than 2mg per day.
Some clinical trials showing amazing benefits with lutein supplementation have used as much as 20mg per day.
We just get 2mg in Equate Vision Formula.
We would expect a lot more in even a comprehensive stack using multiple natural vision enhancers. Some top vision enhancers include 10mg of lutein as well as 3-5 other great ingredients.
Since it is the only interesting ingredient in Equate Vision Formula, we expect to see a lot more than 10mg.
The low doses even extends to the vitamin and mineral stack.
We all know that Vitamin A supplementation helps with eye sight and eye health. It really does help keep your eyes functioning properly over the long-term; vitamin A deficiency is one of the most common causes of eye sight degradation throughout life (unfortunately, people today do not eat a diet rich in carrots, sweet potatoes, and liver).
Vitamin A is readily available, it is cheap, and it is safe to supplement when you’re talking reasonable doses (Vitamin A can be toxic but only at very high doses).
Yet you only get 20% of your RDI in Equate Vision Formula.
That is a pathetic dose of such a common, standard ingredient.
Final Verdict – Equate Vision Formula – Should You Use It?
Equate Vision Formula is an extremely popular vision enhancer, and we have absolutely no idea why. If you haven’t read our full review, we strongly advise you do so before buying this product.
Basically, Equate Vision Formula is a weak, lame vitamin and mineral stack coupled with a bare minimum dose of Lutein.
The vitamin stack is weaker than the kind of vitamin supplement you’ll find in your local supermarket.
You get less Lutein in Equate Vision Formula than in most standalone products which are a lot cheaper.
Overall, this is an extremely disappointing vision enhancer. There are stacks that provide a lot more lutein ALONG WITH OTHER potent vision enhancers. Equate Vision Formula may have been the best option a few years ago, but today it just isn’t competitive.