Here at Twelve Bridges Vision Care, we strongly support the idea of being proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to eye disease. That is why we encourage patients to take an active approach to their eye health.
The first step in the prevention of eye disease is awareness. Many common eye diseases are strongly linked to diet, environment, and lifestyle. To maintain good vision and ocular comfort, one must steer clear of eye disease. While many eye diseases are unavoidable, some can be prevented, slowed or suppressed by specific foods, nutrients, and lifestyle choices. For example, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Dry Eye Syndrome, and Eye Lid Disorders are influenced by nutrition and lifestyle.
While factors such as age and genetics, which we can’t modify, can influence our eye health, lifestyle choices and general health can also influence it. The following have the greatest negative impact on the prevention of eye disease:
- UV and blue light exposure
- Low physical activity
- Poor nutrition
- Body mass index
- Cardiovascular health
- Waist circumference
- Low macular pigment
For those patients who want to boost their way to eye disease prevention, we offer some amazing supplements that contain not only the key essential nutrients beneficial to healthy vision, but also the highest available levels of Zeaxanthin and Lutein, important antioxidants that are essential to maintaining healthy vision. For one, these nutrients have been scientifically proven to increase the density of the pigment in the macula, the most critical part of the retina responsible for our central vision. With increased pigment in the macula comes significant reduction of harmful blue and UV light reaching the photoreceptors in the back of the eye, (like internal sunglasses for your eyes). Also comes enhanced visual performance, including better visual acuity (reading in low light), contrast sensitivity (seeing a baseball against the sky), and driving vision (glare reduction), among others. Unfortunately, 78% of the U.S. population has less than optimal macular pigment. These supplements are the only brand guaranteed to increase macular pigment, and they back it with a money back guarantee! Ask us about these made in the U.S.A. pharmaceutical grade supplements.