According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, September is Healthy Aging Month. EyePromise has developed free learning resources to celebrate the
Learning resources can be found at eyepromise.com/healthyaging including tips on preserving vision, a free e-book on the role of nutrition in eye health, and a special offer on EyePromise eye vitamins.
"We created this learning resources page because eye health education is especially important as we age," said Terry Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing at ZeaVision Holdings, Inc., the company behind the EyePromise brand. "When vision deteriorates with age or lack of nutrition, it can dramatically affect one's individual freedom and quality of life."
The first rule of protecting eye health and preserving peak vision is to get yearly, comprehensive eye exams so early vision issues can be discovered and/or treated as soon as possible. Other factors for ensuring healthy vision include adopting a healthy diet to increase macular pigment levels in the back of the eye, not smoking, wearing sunglasses when outdoors, and limiting harmful blue light exposure from sunlight, computers, tablets, and cell phone screens.
Hundreds of clinical research studies confirm the importance of proper nutrition in maintaining ocular health. Research has also demonstrated that higher intake levels of important nutrients such as Zeaxanthin, can help improve night driving skills as well as ability to read in low light conditions, reduce bright light discomfort, and help perform other common tasks that require good vision.
Macular pigments, located in the macular region of the retina consist of Zeaxanthin and Lutein. These antioxidants and photo-protectants function as "internal sunglasses" protecting and enhancing visual cells. Low macular pigment is a key risk factor for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 55.
While Lutein is readily available in dark green, leafy vegetables, Zeaxanthin is scarce in the average daily diet. Trace amounts of Zeaxanthin are available in corn and eggs but daily supplementation of dietary Zeaxanthin in eye vitamins like EyePromise Restore is necessary for many people to achieve optimal protective levels.
EyePromise macular health formulas contain the highest levels of dietary Zeaxanthin available in any eye vitamins on the market and feature a 60-day, Money-Back Guarantee. EyePromise is the only brand Guaranteed to Increase Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD). To learn more, visit eyepromise.com/mpodguarantee.
EyePromise's website also features videos, the latest scientific research, and downloadable resources on Age-related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dry eye, and other eye health topics.