from Eyepromise: Did you know that 78 percent of the U.S. population has less than optimal macular pigment? Significant increases in macular pigment can be achieved through nutritional intake and supplements containing zeaxanthin and lutein. Macular pigment is comprised of zeaxanthin and lutein, which are found in the center of the macula (fovea) at aContinue reading “MPOD and Macular Degeneration”
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Why Test MPOD?
What is MPOD? Good news! We can measure your macular pigment optical density (MPOD) in our office! This is just one metric in many tests to assess your eye health, but we have seen a high correlation between poor diet/health and low MPOD scores. from Eyepromise: Unfortunately, 78% of the general population in the U.S.Continue reading “Why Test MPOD?”
How well are you eating?
If you have risk factors for macular degeneration, such as family history or smoking, and your eye examination revealed changes in your retina, we recommend lifestyle changes such as nutritional supplementation and blue light filtering lenses. With our new MPOD technology, we have a way to measure your current pigment levels to establish aContinue reading “How well are you eating?”