The M-Pod is a machine used for measuring the density of macular pigment. Low macular pigment has been linked to Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) which can lead to potential sight loss.

Your Optometrist can suggest a treatment of supplementation to increase the density of the macular pigment, with follow up appointments to ensure you receive the best possible aftercare.

Anyone can take the test. The younger a patient starts looking after their eye health the better. Generally the test is performed yearly with your regular eye examination.

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We stock  “Macushield” a supplement to protect and support your eye health.

Information about “Macushield”

Scientists have long known that the yellow colour, or pigment, inside the macula comes from three carotenoids: lutin,zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. These plant compounds help protect the eye by absorbing blue light, which is present in regular sunlight, as well as in offices (computer screens generate blue light). They also neutralise free radicals, which damage the cells required for vision in the eye. Free radicals come from smoking, pollution, poisons, fried foods and most importantly from blue light and oxygen metabolism.

Scientific Research

New scientific research has found that supplementing with all three yellow carotenoids – meso-zeaxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin – has resulted in the body taking up these vital compounds, and macular pigment levels being maintained.

This new formula, now in a sunflower oil softgel capsule, is designed to transport these important compounds around the body, thus making it easier to get to parts of the eye where they are required.

Each soft capsule contains:

. 10mg Meso-Zeaxanthin

. 10mg Lutein

. 2mg Zeaxanthin                  

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