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LABDOOR SCORE
69.3 of 100
Quality Rank 24 of 54

Value Rank 35 of 54


Ratings and Key Data

One serving of Bausch and Lomb Ocuvite recorded 350mg omega-3 fatty acids, consisting of 180mg EPA and 100mg DHA. Furthermore, EPA + DHA content accounted for 42% of total fish oil content.

Label Accuracy
Product Purity
Nutritional Value
Ingredient Safety
Projected Efficacy
  • Analytical Tests 7
  • Serving Size 1 Soft Gel
  • Total Omega-3 350mg
  • EPA/Serving 180mg
  • DHA/Serving 100mg
  • Mercury 2 PPB (Upper Limit = 100 PPB)
  • PCB <0.01 PPM (Upper Limit = 0.09 PPM)

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Label Accuracy

Label Accuracy
Category Average

Omega-3 fatty acid content was measured at 350mg/serving, 40.0% over its 250mg label claim.

EPA content measured at 180mg/serving, 12.5% over its 160mg label claim. DHA content, at 100mg/serving, exceeded its label claim by 11.1%.


Product Purity

Product Purity
Category Average

Mercury content measured at 2 PPB (parts per billion), below the 2.4 PPB category average and significantly below the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) 100 PPB limit. Bulk samples of this product also passed the six mineral assays, indicating presence of under 1 PPM of arsenic, lead, cadmium, bismuth, antimony, and silver compounds.

Total polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) content (representative of aroclors 1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, and 1260) measured at less than 0.01 PPM, which is significantly below the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2 PPM limit for the edible parts of fish/shellfish. It is also below the stricter standards enacted by California’s Proposition 65, which requires products containing greater than 0.09 PPM of PCB content to bear a cancer warning.

This product recorded a peroxide level of 0.5 meq/kg (Mean = 3.7, Upper Limit = 5) and a p-anisidine level of 2.5.

Note: Our freshness scores are based entirely on peroxide values, measures of primary oxidation in fatty acids. Flavoring agents have been shown to skew p-anisidine values (measures of secondary oxidation). LabDoor is currently researching alternative p-anisidine assays that have the capability to account for and eliminate the effects of flavoring.


Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value
Category Average

One serving of this product provides 350mg total omega-3 fatty acids, below the 1.1g - 1.6g daily Adequate Intake (AI) range set by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for individuals over the age of 14. Of the total omega-3 content, EPA accounts for 180mg and DHA accounts for 100mg. There is currently no established daily recommended intake for EPA and DHA, although the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation -- 0.3g - 0.5g EPA + DHA/day with 0.8g - 1.1g ALA/day (which is partially converted to EPA and DHA) -- is held in high regard.

Furthermore, this product consists of 42% EPA + DHA.


Ingredient Safety

Ingredient Safety
Category Average

Mercury content measured at 2 PPB, below the 2.4 PPB category average and significantly below the 100 PPB limit established by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED).

PCB content measured at less than 0.01 PPM, significantly below the 2 PPM limit set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the stricter 0.09 PPM limit enacted by California’s Proposition 65.


Projected Efficacy

Projected Efficacy
Category Average

Omega-3 fatty acids constitute 53% of this product's total fish oil content.

350mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, consisting of 180mg EPA and 100mg DHA, is expected to be moderately effective based on an estimated 1g recommended daily intake. Additionally, this product recorded significant amounts of vitaminA, vitamin C, copper, and zinc.

Omega-3 fatty acids are clinically shown to improve cardiovascular conditions such as coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and, according to limited evidence, enhance cognition, reduce anxiety, improve athletic performance and decrease risk of certain cancers. Clinical research supporting the latter effects is promising, but not conclusive; additional research is required before any conclusions can be drawn.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.