In honor of Macular Degeneration Awareness week (Sept. 15-22), it’s our pleasure to introduce featured guest blogger and popular WCBM Baltimore radio personality, Frank Luber.
From conventions to elections to soccer moms to the Baltimore Ravens, nothing in or out of the news is out of bounds for this opinionated radio show host- including a frightening Age-related Macular Degeneration diagnosis just three years ago. Below, Luber shares the details of his diagnosis, poignant moments and treatment success.
About three years ago, to my surprise, I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of legal blindness in the world today affecting more than 30-million people; a number that is sure to grow for reasons I will explain. Using some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment and technology available today, Dr. Stephen Sopher of Lens ‘n Eye in Parkville, Maryland, was able conclude that I had Macular Degeneration and immediately put me on a powerful anti-oxidant known as MacuHealth. At the time, my macular protective pigment reading was so low it was literally off the charts….below anything on the chart which was obviously not good. Almost immediately after taking MacuHealth for a few months, my macular protective pigment level began to increase and kept climbing to a point where today it is just two levels below the maximum desired. Dr. Sopher called it “amazing.” And, I’m told, other patients have had similar success. Thanks to Dr. Sopher and his firm belief in MacuHealth, my macular degeneration has been held in check.
MacuHealth along with prescribed Blue Tech Lenses, I’m confident I’m on the right track. As you know, there are many risk factors for macular degeneration many of which, (genetics, race, gender, etc.) there’s not much we can change. Other risk factors like blood pressure, nutrition and sun exposure, is up to us as individuals to help control. But, pigment density and blue light exposure is modifiable by two treatments recommended by Dr. Sopher. One is MacuHealth which helps improve the macular protective pigment, as it did for me. The other is the Blue Tech Lenses which block the very damaging “blue light” (UV Rays) that’s all around us through computers, I-pads, florescent lighting…even the sun. Young people probably are not aware of what might face them with their constant exposure to today’s modern technology. And, if left unchecked even at an early age may make them an early candidate for macular degeneration.
The bottom line is MacuHealth put me on the road to saving my eyesight along with the Blue Tech lenses. When you consider the low cost of MacuHealth versus a life without sight, MacuHealth is worth its weight in gold. Why would anyone not want to consult their eye doctor about the tremendous advantages of MacuHealth if they are at risk for macular degeneration. “Seeing is believing.”
WCBM Radio – Baltimore