There is now a device called QuantifEYE that measures the relative health of your macula. Your Eye Care Professional can now better determine your risk for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) simply by determining other risk factors and getting your MPOD measurement. Prior to this exam, you will be asked questions to assess what other risk factors you may have that can be associated with developing AMD.
The test using the QuantifEYE device is simple, quick, non-invasive, and does not require dilation prior to examination. A base-line measurement is taken, and the results are your MPOD score. If you happen to test low (low MPOD scores = increased risk for AMD) to medium, your Eye Care professional may recommend supplementation to restore depleted levels of zeaxanthin and lutein in your macula. (With MPOD testing and supplemental intervention, it is possible to increase the pigment levels in your macula, thus lowering your risk for vision loss.) Your Eye Care Professional will then be able to determine through follow up screenings if nutritional intervention is resulting in increased macular pigment.
Ask for this important test today. It's not too early to take steps to preserve your vision and restore your eyes to a healthier state.