Macular Degeneration


What you need to know and how to protect your eyes

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.

At present, Macular Degeneration is considered an incurable eye disease.

Macular Degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to the brain. The retina’s central portion, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail.

The specific factors that cause macular degeneration are not conclusively known. At this point, what is known about age-related Macular Degeneration is that the causes are complex, but include both heredity and environment. Scientists are working to understand what causes the cells of the macula to deteriorate, seeking a macular degeneration treatment breakthrough. 

Recently, Crizal® partnered with The Eye Institute in Paris to do a series of experiments designed to test the effect of a specific wavelength of blue-violet light on retinal cells. This wavelength is emitted from flat screen television/computer monitors and cell phones, which have become a staple of our everyday life.

The results showed that this wavelength of light kills retinal cells, aiding in the onset of cataracts and Macular Degeneration. Based on this research, Crizal® created a new anti- reflective coating called the Prevencia™. 

Crizal® Prevencia™ blocks 20% of the harmful blue-violet light coming off of electronic devices, protecting your eyes against cataracts and Macular Degeneration. If you have Macular Degeneration, a history of AMD in your family, or frequently use a computer, television, tablet or cell phone, we highly recommend Crizal® Prevencia™ lenses. 

Everyone can benefit from this coating, regardless of age. You only have one set of eyes, it's important to consider their health and happiness. Ask us about this revolutionary coating today.

For more information on Crizal® Prevencia™ please take a look at the videos below

Crizal Prevencia™ is the most effective on glasses worn for long term computer use and can help protect your eyes from Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Crizal Prevencia No-Glare lenses work in 3 ways:

  • Selectively filter out harmful light 
  • Allow beneficial light to pass through 
  • Maintain excellent transparency (clear No-Glare lens) for optimal vision at all times

Crizal Prevencia™ has a two year unlimited scratch warranty