Did you know that Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) destroys central vision, is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 55, and currently affects approximately 15 million people? Due to the aging Baby Boomer population, the incidence of AMD is expected to triple by 2025. While there is no cure for AMD, and its effects are irreversible, there are both modifiable and non-modifiable risks.
- Non-Modifiable Risk Factors for AMD:
- Family History
- Smoking (past or present)
Modifiable Risk Factors:
- Low Macular Pigment
- Light colored skin and eyes
- Unprotected exposure to the sun
- Gender – females are more at risk
- Poor diet
Eye2Eye Vision offers MPOD testing – Macular Pigment Optical Density, which measures the density or thickness of your macular pigment. As a modifiable risk factor, you can help manage AMD risks including low macular pigment. Call (701) 235-3937 to make an appointment for an MPOD exam – it’s fast, safe, and affordable.
Eye2Eye Vision is proud to offer EyePromise eye vitamins! With formulas for overall ocular health, macular health, and dry eye, EyePromise is a doctor recommended brand with more than 25 million doses safely consumed. What’s more, EyePromise eye vitamins are all natural, made in the USA from the highest quality ingredients, and feature a 60-day money-back guarantee. Ask about EyePromise when you come in for your next appointment, contact our office at (701) 235-3937, or visit the EyePromise website by clicking here.
Dry Eye and EyePromise EZ Tears
Dry eye is a leading reason many patients stop wearing contacts.
Approximately 50% of contact lens wearers suffer from dry eye, and 1 out of 4 reduce wear time due to discomfort. Of those who do reduce wear time, it is estimated that 50% do so specifically because of discomfort caused by dry eye.
EyePromise EZ Tears attacks dry eye from the inside because dry eye is often systemic rather than a condition, and caused by inflammation. EZ Tears comprises 8 anti-inflammatory ingredients to provide dry eye relief. Fast.
EyePromise EZ Tears can:
- Reduce contact lens discomfort from dry eye
- Increase contact lens wear time
- Minimize need for topical steroids
- Provide relief from dry eye in as little as 1-2 weeks