One day while driving down the road, Arlyn noticed something odd about the way the telephone poles looked when he passed by. “I would tell my wife, as I drove down the road, that the telephone poles looked like they were pregnant,” Arlyn said. Whenever he looked at something with vertical lines, the lines had a wave to them.
Arlyn knew there was a problem. He scheduled a doctor’s appointment to find out what was happening to his vision.
“When I saw my eye doctor to see what was going on, she said that it was the start of age-related eye health issues, something I recall that my mother had.”
According to the National Eye Institute, age-related eye health issues affect more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States. This number is expected to increase to almost 3 million by 2020.
Age-related eye health issues can destroy central vision and is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 55, affecting millions of Americans each year. These issues can run in families, as it is hereditary in many cases. While there is currently no cure for most age-related eye health issues and its effects are often irreversible, there are risks that can be mitigated in fighting them.
Arlyn’s doctor recommended he find an eye vitamin with 10 mgs of zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin), and 10 mgs of lutein (loo-teen). Studies show that zeaxanthin can increase low macular pigment levels – a leading risk factor for age-related eye health issues. Zeaxanthin and lutein are found in macular pigment which is located in the retina. This pigment functions like “internal sunglasses” to protect vision.
After searching online, Arlyn started taking EyePromise eye vitamins with high levels of dietary zeaxanthin. Taking the EyePromise product has had a positive impact on Arlyn’s vision.
“About three months ago, I noticed the telephone poles were looking less pregnant,” Arlyn said. “I was also noticing that the lines on the Amsler Grid Chart (eye chart) I view daily were looking straighter.”
Arlyn’s vision continues to improve and he’s thrilled by this discovery.
“At last month’s eye doctor appointment, I was amazed at how many more of the eye chart letters I could see,” Arlen said. “I was even able to see a couple of those on the 20-20 chart!”