Protect Against AMD

amd-before-after-223x300[1]Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) destroys central vision and is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 55, affecting millions of Americans each year. While there is currently no cure for AMD and its effects are irreversible, there are risks that can be mitigated in fighting the disease.

KEY RISK FACTORS

AMD Risk Factors Include:

Non-modifiable risk factors:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Light skin and eyes
  • Female gender
Modifiable risk factors:

  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Low macular pigment
  • High body mass index (BMI)

Due to the aging Baby Boomer population, it is estimated that the number of people with AMD is expected to double by 2020. Therefore, patient education is a critical step towards fighting vision loss and preserving healthy vision.

The risk factors above help differentiate those deemed to be at-risk of developing AMD. These risk factors are also highlighted in our risk assessment form, which can be used during the patient check-in process to help determine those that may require macular pigment testing.

The Next Generation in Macular Pigment Measurement

QuantifEye-MPS-IIThe QuantifEye® MPS II macular pigment screener is the most reliable and accurate device for measuring Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD), a key risk factor for AMD as well as other visual performance challenges.

MPOD can be modified through supplementation using EyePromise nutraceuticals containing the highest available levels of dietary Zeaxanthin – an important antioxidant and protective pigment for the eye scientifically proven to increase low MPOD levels – guaranteed!