Protect & Support Eye Health with Macushield Supplements
The Macula is a tiny area of the retina, the light sensitive layer that lines our eyes. The Macula allows us to see detail, such as tiny print, and colour. If you suffer from the eye disease Macular Degeneration then you’ll lose this fine detail, and it causes varying degrees of difficulty to patients during their daily life. It can impede vision for driving, reading, and recognising faces.
Scientists have long been aware that yellow pigment found in the Macula comes from three Carotenoids – Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin. These are plant compounds which help to protect the eye by absorbing damaging blue light. Blue light comes from sunlight and even normal light in offices. The Carotenoids neutralise free radicals, which also damage cells in the eye. Free radicals arise from smoking, pollutants, fried foods, blue light and metabolising oxygen.
We can supply you with a supplement that will give you all three vital Carotenoids to help you maintain healthy eyes. Taking all three Carotenoids together has been proven to maintain macular pigment levels, helping to preserve your sight.
You can also help by eating a diet rich in Carotenoids. Meso-Zeaxanthin is not found in foods, except for Shrimps and Oysters. The body converts Lutein into Meso-zeaxanthin at the retina. It’s only found at the very centre of the macula, where sight is sharpest. It filters out a wide range of harmful blue light and is a powerful anti-oxidant at the Retina. Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in leafy green vegetables such as Kale, Spinach and Broccoli.
We can supply you with the Macushield Supplement, and monitor Macular changes with our 3D retinal screening equipment. Call into any branch to buy Macushield, or phone us on 01536 512792 and we’ll calculate postage charges and arrange to send it to you.
3D retinal screening can be done at our Kettering and Market Harborough branches, 2D retinal imaging at every branch.