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MacuHealth Introduces LifeMeter to Measure Carotenoid Levels in Patients

lifemeter device is about the size of an electric pencil sharpener. Patient puts fingertip inside for noninvasive painless test to measure skin carotenoids
The LifeMeter device

MacuHealth is introducing LifeMeter, a portable, noninvasive device proven to measure the presence of vital antioxidants known as carotenoids.

Science has established a connection between the level of carotenoids in the skin and the concentration of the patient’s macular pigment. This pigment protects the retina from damage caused by blue light and oxidative stress, as well as the patient’s general health. Studies show that high carotenoid concentrations can help to lower the severity of arthritis, boost heart and brain health and reduce inflammation.


Eye care professionals have wanted a scientifically proven device that shows patients the role nutrition plays in vision and overall health. Within three minutes, LifeMeter’s spectrophotometer determines the concentration of carotenoids in a patient’s skin, empowering optometrists to assess a patient’s dietary status and general health and confidently discuss treatments, including supplements that improve their overall health and visual performance.

“LifeMeter provides a clear indicator of the deficiencies that can lead to serious medical issues such as age-related macular degeneration and general health issues,” says MacuHealth Founder and CEO Frederic Jouhet. “Early detection coupled with proper targeted nutritional supplementation will enhance the health of patients, including benefits to the heart and brain as well as reduced inflammation, and significantly improve visual health and performance outcomes.”

Once a carotenoid supplement regimen starts, many patients see improvement in carotenoid status within a month. LifeMeter provides eye care professionals with quick and accurate feedback, and patients get excited about their levels going up.

More than 30 peer-reviewed publications demonstrate the validity, consistency and effectiveness of the science behind LifeMeter. Studies involved more than 2,000 subjects of varying races, ethnicities, and ages. This advanced technology furthers MacuHealth’s reputation as a company that embraces science and cares for the whole eye.

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