Your doctor may have a device, called the Mapcat SF, that can measure the level of macular pigment in your retina (also referred to as Macular Pigment Optical Density or MPOD).
The Mapcat SF does not require dilating drops in your eyes, and it is completely non-invasive. The test takes just a few minutes, and allows your MPOD to be measured and then compared at future visits. This baseline and follow up approach enables your healthcare provider to monitor your MPOD level over time. Taking Lumega-Z regularly is proven to increase the macular pigment.