IV Therapy & Vitamin Infusion located in
Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA
Just as maintaining bone, muscle, and cardiovascular health require special care as we age, so do our eyes. Age-related macular degeneration is a relatively common eye condition that advances slowly and causes gradual vision loss. To avoid AMD or prevent its development, it’s important to do everything you can to protect your eye health. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with AMD or you simply want to avoid it, the expert team at Nenergy in Brentwood can help. We offer state-of-the-art IV therapy to give your eyes the key nutrients they need to stay healthy. To learn more, call or book your appointment online today.
Eye Health Q & A Nenergy Boost
What should eye care include as I age?
Key elements of protecting your eyes as you age include:
- Regular comprehensive eye exams
- Be aware of your family’s eye health history
- Wear protective eyewear, including sunglasses
- Make sure you are getting enough specific eye nutrients
What specific nutrients support eye health?
The nutrients in your diet impact every cell in your body, including the cells in your eyes. As it turns out, the same diet that’s good for your heart is also beneficial for your eyes. Just like your heart, your eyes rely on arteries for oxygen and nutrients, and your diet plays an important part in keeping those vessels healthy.
Though eating a basic, eye-healthy diet can go far in supporting eye health, a few specific nutrients give eye health an extra boost. They include:
Lutein and zeaxanthin
These two carotenoids, or proactive plant pigments, act as antioxidants in the retina, where they help protect it from ultraviolet light. Having higher concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin in your retinas reduce your risk of developing many chronic eye diseases, including AMD and cataracts.
Essential fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids play a fundamental role in visual development and retinal function.
Research shows that vitamin C can help reduce your risk of developing cataracts. When combined with other nutrients, it may also help slow the progression of AMD and keep your vision sharper.
This trace mineral helps carry vitamin A from your liver to your retinas so it can produce melanin, a pigment that helps protect your eyes from ultraviolet light.
What is age-related macular degeneration?
AMD is one of the leading causes of vision loss among people older than 50. This progressive disease damages the macula, a small spot near the center of your retina required for sharp central vision.
Because it’s usually slow to advance, one of the first symptoms noticed by most people — a blurred area in the center of your vision — typically occurs after significant advancement.
AMD doesn’t cause complete blindness, but the loss of central vision can interfere with your ability to read, see faces, drive, and perform minor everyday tasks. Your risk of developing AMD increases:
- As you age, particularly after the age of 60
- If you’re a smoker
- If you have a family history of AMD
Although the disease has no cure, you can take steps to halt its progression, including giving your eyes the nutrients they require for optimal function.
What are the benefits of IV therapy?
IV therapy is an optimal way to deliver the nutrients your eyes need directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive process and minimizing nutrient loss. Performed over the course of a one-hour appointment, IV therapy is a quick, easy way to preserve eye health and prevent or slow vision loss.
After your free consultation, the team at Nenergy will review your medical history and, if necessary, perform a blood panel to assess your nutritional status. Like all the IV formulations at Nenergy, the Eye Health/Out of Sight IV is custom-created and locally made.
Their special anti-AMD vision drips may include antioxidants, fatty acids, amino acids, carotenoids, minerals, and glutathione to help slow or prevent visual decline. The treatment requires no recovery or downtime, and you’ll leave feeling energized, clear-headed, and balanced.
If you’re pregnant or nursing, be sure to check with your OB/GYN before getting IV therapy.