ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know women are more likely to suffer from visual impairments like Age-related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Cataracts than men? According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), out of the 3.6 million Americans over 40 who suffer from optical damage or injury -- including blindness -- 2.3 million are women. That's why EyePromise is supporting Women's Eye Health and Safety Month throughout April.
The campaign, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is designed to create awareness around eye health and safety. To celebrate the month, EyePromise has developed free learning resources which can be found at http://www.eyepromise.com/natural-eye-vitamins/the-community/learning-resources/. Readers will also be able to find offers toward a future purchase on an array of EyePromise products as well as tips on preserving eye health and vision safety.
The first rule of protecting your eyes and preserving vision is to adopt a healthy lifestyle and get regular exams.
"A routine eye exam can reveal more than a need for a change in prescription," said Chris Barber, ZeaVision President. "We speak with eye doctors each day who talk about conducting an eye exam on a patient only to discover an issue that not only affects a patient's eye health but can potentially change their lives."
As we age, our vision changes and for most of us that entails wearing glasses, contacts or even undergoing surgical procedures. But women can also protect and preserve their vision through nutrition and supplementation.
The back of the eye contains a film called macular pigment. This pigment, made up of Zeaxanthin and Lutein, functions like a pair of "internal sunglasses". Dense macular pigment protects photoreceptors responsible for vision and can be built by eating certain fruits and vegetables. While lutein is readily available in many fruits and vegetables, Zeaxanthin is scarce in the average diet. The nutrient Zeaxanthin, found in foods such as corn, eggs, and orange/yellow peppers, is not produced within the body. Several formulas within the EyePromise's product line contain the highest levels of dietary Zeaxanthin available of any eye vitamin on the market.
EyePromise's website also features videos, the latest scientific research, and downloadable resources on Age-related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and other eye health topics. All EyePromise eye vitamins feature a 60-day, money-back guarantee, and EyePromise is the only brand guaranteed to increase MPOD (Macular Pigment Optical Density). To learn more, visit eyepromise.com/mpodguarantee.
About EyePromise and ZeaVision
With more than 20 years of research, ZeaVision Holdings, LLC, the parent company of EyePromise, pioneered the use of Zeaxanthin, a natural antioxidant and photo-protectant, for eye health use. EyePromise nutraceuticals are science-based and offer the highest levels of dietary Zeaxanthin available. With more than 40-million doses consumed, EyePromise products are made in the U.S.A. from the highest-quality, natural ingredients, and feature an unconditional 60-day money-back guarantee. Contact ZeaVision today toll free at 866.833.2800 or via email at [email protected]
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