Why have macular degeneration vitamin supplements?
It is important to our practice to offer supplements to our patients that are at risk for macular degeneration. After much research, including reading journals, and speaking directly to supplement companies and their scientists, Chicagoland Eye Consultants made the choice to offer patients EyePromise Restore® (with and without Zinc) and Zeaxanthin + Lutein. During the patients eye exam, patients will undergo a quick test, the QuantifEye®, which measures and provides a score for the patients macular pigment optical density (MPOD). If the patient’s score is low, one of the three EyePromise macular degeneration supplements will be recommended. The patient will be advised to return six months later to see if their MPOD score improved.
About EyePromise Macular Degeneration Supplements
EyePromise macular degeneration supplements rebuild macular pigment in the back of the eye by replenishing Zeaxanthin and Lutein to fight against age-related macular degeneration and preserve healthy vision. Macular pigment is a key risk factor of macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness of over age 55 affecting more than 15 million people. AMD destroys central vision, has no cure, and is irreversible. While there are many risk factors associated with macular degeneration (family history, age, light colored eyes), low macular pigment is something that we can help patients control.
Personalized Preventative Care for Macular Degeneration
Chicagoland Eye Consultants take pride in offering patient specific nutraceutical recommendations based on risk factors for AMD, including MPOD, and genetic testing. It is important to have a healthy macula to minimize the risk and progression of AMD, so we offer the most up to date testing and highest quality products to our patients in order to provide the best care. Our doctor recommends genetic testing, with Macula Risk, if patients have a current diagnosis of macular degeneration (even the mild form, known as dry macular degeneration). Once the test has been analyzed, patients will be instructed to which supplement is the safest and most effective for their individual needs.