Having a family member with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) increases your risk by 50%. Due to recent studies, we have a better understanding of which genes increase your risk.
Are you already taking an eye formula to help prevent the progression of AMD? The same studies mentioned above revealed that certain genes influence the success or failure of zinc in vitamin formulas. Commonly consumed zinc supplements can even be harmful and accelerate the progression of macular degeneration. It is imperative that patients at risk of Macular Degeneration undergo the Vita RiskTM test in order to determine the appropriate vitamin formula for them. Without this knowledge, the eye vitamin formula you take every day could actually be causing your condition to progress more quickly!
Eyeglasses Are Back!
Picking out new eyeglasses can be a daunting task, whether you’re getting your very first pair or you’ve worn them nearly all your life. The sheer volume of eyeglass choices can be torture to work your way through if you don’t have any idea what you’re looking for.
Not only are there many different shapes and colors in eyeglass frames, but advances in technology have also brought us a variety of new materials, for both the frames and the lenses, which makes eyeglasses more durable, lightweight and user-friendly. Eyeglass frames are now created from high-tech materials such as titanium and “memory metal” for the ultimate in strength and style, while the lenses are now thinner and lighter than ever before, even in high prescriptions.
Lens options, such as anti-reflective coating, light-changing tints, progressive lenses and new high-tech, light weight materials such as Trivex(TM) and polycarbonate, let you choose a pair of eyeglasses that enhances your vision, no matter what you like to do.