Vista Clear for eyes is a vision supplement whose capsules contain a unique blend of ingredients not found in other eye health support supplements. Most reviews on Vista Clear appear to be superficial, regurgitating what the company says. In this critical Vista Clear supplement review, you'll discover the ingredients and research as well as possible side effects and symptoms you might experience if you decide to try this supplement. Affiliate Disclosure: This site may earn a small commission on purchases you make. See the affiliate disclosure page for more insights.
What Is Vista Clear?
The Vista Clear vision formula contains a blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and herbs that are said to work synergistically to improve eye health and improve blood flow to the eyes. The supplement is said to maintain the healthy functioning of the retina, macula, lens, cornea, and optic nerve. The company says the capsules contain 100% natural, vegan ingredients, have no genetically modified ingredients, and no gluten or stimulants.
The supplement is said to be based on a recipe used in Australia to improve eyesight. However, the company does not provide a reference to support this claim.
Vista Clear Ingredients
1 capsule contains the following vitamins and minerals.
|Ingredient||Amount||Percent Daily Value|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||6 mg||500% DV|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||6 mg||462% DV|
|Niacin||14 mg||88% DV|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||4 mg||235% DV|
|Biotin||150 mcg||500% DV|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)||8 mg||160% DV|
|Calcium Carbonate||13 mg||1% DV|
|Magnesium Oxide||12.5 mg||3% DV|
|Zinc Oxide||12.5 mg||114% DV|
|Potassium Gluconate||12.5 mg||<2% DV|
In addition, the supplement also contains a proprietary blend too.
The supplement facts label also lists a proprietary blend of the following ingredients. An omission however is that the total amount of this blend is not listed. While companies do not have to record the amounts of individual ingredients in a proprietary blend, they should reveal the total amount that all the ingredients add up to. Here are the ingredients in order as they appear on the supplement facts label:
- Gamma amino butyric acid (GABA)
- Lemon balm
- Passion Flower
- Oat straw
- Mucuna Pruriens (velvet bean / cowhage)
- St. Johns wort
- Griffonia simplicifolia
Since the ingredients are listed in order as they appear on the label, Rhodiola makes up most of the blend while Griffonia simplicifolia makes up the least. The company states each of these ingredients can help support eye health. While this may be, another question to ask is whether they have been shown to improve how well you see. The company does not mention this. That said, many of the ingredients have anti-stress benefits. These same ingredients may make it possible for Vista Clear to help you get to sleep a tad faster than normal too.
The label also tells us the supplement contains these other ingredients too: cellulose, rice flour, magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide. These ingredients play no role in eye health or the other purported benefits of Vista Clear.
What About Lutein?
Lutein, a yellow-colored carotenoid is found in high concentrations in the retina of the eyes. We cannot make lutein so we must get it from food or supplements. Lutein is 2nd ingredient listed in the proprietary blend, which tells us the blend contains a good amount compared to most of the other ingredients. Lutein is found in green vegetables as well as egg yokes. Eye health supplements like AREDS-2 usually contain a combination of lutein and zeaxanthin. Oddly, The Vista Clear eye supplement does not contain zeaxanthin. Green and yellow vegetables are good sources of both lutein and zeaxanthin. Some examples of those foods include:
- Kale 23 mg per cup
- Spinach 20 mg per cup
- Swiss chard 19 mg per cup
- Mustard greens 15 mg per cup
- Green peas 4 mg per cup
- Brustles sprouts 2 mg per cup
- Corn 2 mg per cup
- Brocolli 2 mg per cup
How Many Do You Take?
Take 1 capsule per day. Each bottle has 30 capsules, a month's supply.
What is Oat Straw?
Oat Straw is one of the unique ingredients in this vision supplement. Its more scientific name is Avena sativa. Like oats themselves, oat straw may aid heart health by reducing cholesterol levels. Does it help vision? Research could not be located.
How To Purchase Vista Clear Vision Health Supplement
You can buy it directly from the company.
The company accepts Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club American Express, and Discover. One important advantage when ordering is there are no automatic shipments. When you run out, you need to reorder it. Your credit card will NOT be automatically charged at pre-determined times. While that may mean one more thing you need to remember to do, it also means not being blindsided by charges you were not expecting.
Vista Clear Clinical Research
The supplement is said to be backed by science and tested. While this is nice, no research on the Vista Clear supplement itself can be located. No research on this specific supplement is listed on the company website.
Antidepressant / Calming Ingredients
The makers of Vista Clear take a different approach to eye health than most vision supplements. Several of the ingredients are known for their natural depression relieving, mood-boosting, and claiming effects. Those you may recognize include:
- Lemon balm
- Passion flower
- Valerian extract
- Griffonia simplicifolia
- St. John's wort
- Mucuna Pruriens
So, why does Vista Clear contain anti-stress ingredients? One possibility may be that stress increases intraocular pressure or pressure in the eyes. There is indeed some evidence that higher levels of emotional and psychological stress can increase intraocular pressure. Some authorities are suggesting that reducing stress may even help preserve vision. While this is very interesting, keep in mind is it unknown if the unique blend of ingredients in VistaClear reduces intraocular pressure or, more to the point, improves vision.
Vista Clear Price
Prices listed on the supplement website are as follows:
- 1 bottle / 30 day supply: $79
- 3 bottles / 90 day supply: $177 ($59 per bottle)
- 6 bottles / 6 month supply : $294 ($49 per bottle)
All purchases come with a free 1-day Detox Guide and free Crystal Relaxation Audio.
Who Makes Vista Clear?
The company that distributes the supplement is called PhytoThrive Labs. Not much could be discovered about this company. PhytoThrive Labs also appears to be associated with another supplement called HerpaGreens, which is touted to help herpes infection. The website for the eye health supplement is Go.VistaClear2020.com This supplement is sold via Clickbank, a respected online retailer that has been in business for over 20 years. If you need to reach the company can them at Support AT VistaClear2020.com.
Money-Back Guarantee & Return Policy
Vista Clear comes with a 60-day money-back. The 60 days beings when you receive the supplement. That is rare – and a good thing. However, there may be a catch. The company stipulates unopened bottles are eligible for refunds. The company website says nothing about getting a refund on bottles that have been opened. To get a refund, return bottles to 37 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100, Englewood, Colorado, 80112. This address is listed on the packaging. This is also the address of another company called ShipOffers. While the company will refund your money, it does not refund the cost to ship the items back.
Vista Clear Side Effects & Safety Concerns
The supplement has no known side effects. When taking any supplement you are not familiar with, start with less than recommended for at least the first week to see if you personally have any side effects or adverse reactions. Women who are pregnant or nursing and those having surgery should also speak to their doctors before using. Bottles of this supplement indicate to consult your physician first if you have any health issues or take medications. Here are some reasons why they might say this.
- St. Johns wort has several drug interactions
- Biotin may interfere with blood tests for hypothyroidism and other health conditions
- GABA may lower blood pressure
- Several ingredients may raise serotonin levels. Ask your doctor if you take antidepressant medications.
Vista Clear Supplement Pros & Cons
|Easy to purchase||No clinical research on the supplement itself|
|60-day return policy||Supplement Facts label not listed on the company website|
|Contains lutein||Dosage of proprietary blend not listed on the label|
|No auto-shipments||Low in potassium|
|Low in magnesium|
|Only email support|
Does Vista Clear Improve Vision?
The real test is to give it to people and do before and after vision tests to see if their eyesight improves. That said, the idea of improving eye health by reducing stress is an interesting angle. Does it work? That's difficult to say although I remain skeptical. If you've tried it, let me know below if it worked for you.
Here it is if you want to learn more
Peter m nefcy md, phd says
Total fraud and dangerous. Many of those ingredients can lead to heart problems, stroke, aggravate diabetes and HTN. The ONLY reason they are allowed to sell is because they claim to be vitamins and herbs, and thus not regulated by the FDA. If you want better vision, spend your money on a gym membership and do some eye vascular exercises daily. The rest is BS and fraud. That is why no one can identify the company, find any research, find any reviews or any other information about the product.
Joe Cannon says
Thanks for sharing your insights Dr. Nefcy. Much appreciated and I’m all for improving physical fitness levels.
Denise Jones says
THANK YOU for this wonderful write-up on Vista Clear. I just heard about this on FB and wondered what it was all about. I the no-nonsense assessment.
Joe Cannon says
Thanks so much for your generous words Denise 🙂
Thanks for the evaluation of this supplement. I’m going to give Vista Clear a try and see what happens. I don’t take any medications and I like that it contains ashwagandha which I’ve heard can even help with sleep.
Joe Cannon says
Thanks, Rebecca, I hope it helps you. You heard right about ashwagandha, there is sleep research. Here’s my video on the research:
Guerton Auguste says
Formula would be plausible if they claimed it was meant for people suffering with eye problems DUE to stress and anxiety even though research in this area is pretty thin. In any case, anyone with this level stress or anxiety to the point of affecting their eyesight should see a competent medical professional right away and not rely on claims from an herbal supplement. One’s eyesight is a terrible thing to gamble with….Guerton
Joe Cannon says
Guerton, that is true, and they don’t make that claim. It was just my speculation as I was trying to make sense of the ingredients. Overall, the company doesn’t make many claims about what it does. While I appreciated that they didn’t make many over-the-top claims, it also made figuring out the ingredients a bit of a challenge.
These supplement manufacturers are getting more and more brazen. Really, how does a vendor get away with NOT listing the amount of a “proprietary” blend of herbal ingredients? That can’t be legal. This is an anti-stress, anti-anxiety formula passing for eye health. Maybe that’s the plan: hook us up on mind relaxant and pick our pockets. Thank God for Supplement Clarity.
Joe Cannon says
Guerton, that proprietary blend was definitely something that jumped out to me. My guess is whatever company put the label together forgot to add that information? I would not be surprised if eventually, the label lists an amount for the proprietary blend. The idea of reducing stress to help eyesight was a unique angle. I was speculating on it reducing intraocular pressure because I could not think of another reason to add anti-stress ingredients to an eye health supplement.
Thanks for your very generous words 🙂