Cherry Vision Center
 

Hours:  Mon and Fri: 8-5  |  Tue: 8-7  |  Wed and Thurs: 8-6  |  Saturdays: By Appointment Only

419-517-7106

 
 

AMD Awareness

Did you know that Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) destroys central vision, is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 55, and currently affects approximately 15 million people? Due to the aging Baby Boomer population, the incidence of AMD is expected to triple by 2025. While there is no cure for AMD, and its effects are irreversible, there are both modifiable and non-modifiable risks.

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors for AMD:

  • Family History
  • Smoking (past or present)
  • Age

Modifiable Risk Factors:

  • Low Macular Pigment
  • Light colored skin and eyes
  • Unprotected exposure to the sun
  • Gender – females are more at risk
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet

Our practice offers MPOD testing – Macular Pigment Optical Density, which measures the density or thickness of your macular pigment. As a modifiable risk factor, you can help manage AMD risks including low macular pigment. Call 419-517-7106 to make an appointment for an MPOD exam – it’s fast, safe, and affordable.

EyePromise Eye Vitamins

Our practice is proud to offer EyePromise eye vitamins! With formulas for overall ocular health, macular health, and dry eye, EyePromise is a doctor recommended brand with more than 25 million doses safely consumed. What’s more, EyePromise eye vitamins are all natural, made in the USA from the highest quality ingredients, and feature a 60-day money-back guarantee. Ask about EyePromise when you come in for your next appointment,  contact our office at 419-517-7106, or to order online by clicking here.

Dry Eye and EyePromise EZ Tears

Dry eye is a leading reason many patients stop wearing contacts.

Approximately 50% of contact lens wearers suffer from dry eye, and 1 out of 4 reduce wear time due to discomfort. Of those who do reduce wear time, it is estimated that 50% do so specifically because of discomfort caused by dry eye.

EyePromise EZ Tears attacks dry eye from the inside because dry eye is often systemic rather than a condition, and caused by inflammation. EZ Tears comprises 8 anti-inflammatory ingredients to provide dry eye relief. Fast.

EyePromise EZ Tears can:

  • Reduce contact lens discomfort from dry eye
  • Increase contact lens wear time
  • Minimize need for topical steroids
  • Provide relief from dry eye in as little as 1-2 weeks

 

QuantifEye MPOD Measurement Instrument

More than 3 million eyes have been accurately measured with the QuantifEye MPOD measurement instrument, which is utilized in our practice. Having your MPOD (Macular Pigment Optical Density) measured is very important as healthy MPOD reduces a key risk factor for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (low macular pigment); protects the photoreceptors in the back of the eye from harmful blue light; and can improve visual performance including acuity, light sensitivity, glare, and contrast sensitivity.  The MPOD exam takes only a few minutes, is non-invasive, and your MPOD can be remeasured in 6 months to demonstrate that  supplementation can positively affect your macular health.