At the center of our vision there exists a spot where the seeing cells are most dense and the tissue is designed to remove any obstructions. This spot is called the MACULA.
MACULAR DEGENERATION is a degenerative eye disease that affects that center spot, or macula in the eye.
We measure our eyes’ natural defense against damage to this area by measuring the density of rich antioxidants that are also light filtering pigments known as MACULAR PIGMENTS using the MACULAR PIGMENT OPTICAL DENSITY.
At an MVP: Maximum Vision Protection your eye doctor will compare 4 key measurements known to be risk factors for developing vision loss caused by Macular Degeneration.
1) MPOD (Macular Pigment Optical Density) is the density of the macular pigment as measured optically in the eye. This measure can track the improvement made over time as you take steps to improve your macular pigment to protect your eyes from macular degeneration.
2) Contrast Sensitivity is a measure of how easily the sensors in your eyes identify difference in shades of grey. Dense macular pigment also yields better contrast sensitivity identifying difference down to 1% contrast.
3) Glare Recovery is an evaluation of how your seeing cells recover from bright lights and when performed in conjunction with contrast, the contrast sensitivity curve with glare can demonstrate the presence or absence of protection improvement and quantify compared to a well-established normative value at 4 known intervals.
4) Ocular Nutrition Consultation both for what vitamins you currently take and what vitamins you might add to enhance your intake, digestive absorption, and ocular density of the protective pigments we get thought our diet. This may include food choice, preparation, and frequency of consumption; neutraceutcials that specifically fit into your lifestyle can also increase the protection factor within your eyes.
This service takes just 30 minutes and is subject to the 4EP Benefit granting $40 Instant Savings 4 Established Patients!