Did you know that dry macular degeneration is the leading cause for vision loss for adults over the age of 65? Although 80% of those with AMD remain in the less severe dry stage, 20% progress to the wet form, which has a devastating impact on vision! It is more prevalent among the older white population. Risk factors include: age, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, family history, high blood pressure, smoking, and lighter eye color.
What can you do?
- We recommend a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin! We provide Eyepromise nutritional supplementation in our office.
- Blue light protection: We offer several lens options that can filter out harmful blue light! What is blue light?
- Healthy lifestyle: even though you have a family history, what you do matters, too! Stop smoking, lose weight, get daily exercise, & eat healthy!