Macular Pigment

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Scientific research suggests the assertion that thicker, more dense macular pigment can improve visual functions like photophobia (sensitivity to light), glare recovery (night driving), and contrast sensitivity, among many others.

How to determine if your macula is healthy Many eye care professionals can administer a Macular Pigment Optimal Density (MPOD) exam during a regular eye visit.

Improvement in the health of your macular pigment can lead to:

  • Improved visual acuity
  • Improved color saturation
  • Improved sensitivity to light and glare
  • Improved contrast sensitivity
  • Improved visual processing speed