• Blog >
  • MacuHealth: a Supplement for Macular Degeneration
RSS Feed

MacuHealth: a Supplement for Macular Degeneration

Optometrist checking for macular degeneration

MacuHealth: a Supplement for Macular Degeneration at Richardson Eye Associates in Richardson, TX

Those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) will be glad to learn that this is one of only a few conditions that are proven to respond well to nutritional supplementation. With this in mind, we at Richardson Eye Associates in Richardson, TX, confidently present MacuHealth - a supplement based on the nutrients used in the latest large study.

The Studies Behind the Product

The National Eye Institute (NEI) ran two studies, AREDS1 and AREDS2, to determine whether or not nutritional supplements would have an effect on the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In AREDS1, these nutrients were vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, zinc, and copper.

AREDS2 sought to evaluate a slightly different nutrient profile. Its supplements added lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids to the prior formula. It also reduced the amount of zinc involved and eliminated beta-carotene. Both studies indicated that taking the relevant supplements significantly decreased the risk of AMD progression.

MacuHealth

This supplement is designed specifically to help protect against the progression of AMD. It uses a formula based on that used in the AREDS2 study and adds mesa-zeaxanthin to the mix. This addition makes it so that MacuHealth includes all three of the nutrients that make up macular pigment. The company believes this adds protective benefits that the study formula does not include.

Why Use This Instead of Individual Supplements?

The first reason is to avoid the need to take a half dozen different pills every day. With MacuHealth, you get the entire combination in one small, easily-swallowed softgel. The second benefit is that with MacuHealth, the ratios of all of the nutrients are correct. Finally, MacuHealth includes nutrients that can be hard to find, such as mesa-zeaxanthin.

Get MacuHealth at Richardson Eye Associates in Richardson, TX!

It's easy to get MacuHealth supplements to help protect your eyes against AMD. Just stop by our office here at Richardson Eye Associates in Richardson, TX. While you're here, be sure to get an eye exam from our optometrist and ask about anything else you can do to prevent or stop the progression of this condition. Our eye doctor will be glad to help.

Contact Us

Send us an email!

Location

Hours of Operation

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed