Over 11 million people in the US alone suffer from some form of Age-related Macular Degeneration. Over 188 million suffer from this in the world, all to double in the next 30 years. Many more people than this struggle with their eye sight due to diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and more. Needless to say, there is a problem here, our eyes need help.
Although he may not look like it now, Dr. Augustine (Augie) Kellis began his experience with nutrition as a young body builder! We are still trying to get the pictures to prove it... He didn't want to take the drugs that the other competitors were taking, and so he had to find an alternative, in healthy supplements.
A focus on the natural things in life started with his immigrant parents from Greece, who had picking the olives straight from the branch to make their own olive oil a part of their heritage. Naturally, this sort of organic, healthy lifestyle extended to Augie as well.
As he entered medical school, he spent much time and research in nutrition, and preventative care.
Later, as an ophthalmologist, Augie saw so many people who came in saying "doc, I just can't see as well anymore. Things are blurry in the middle..." He knew this was an age-related eye disease called Age-related Macular Degeneration, and that this often leads to blindness. So he spent a lot of time researching nutrition that could prevent, or slow down the progression of the disease. He came up with a specific cocktail and advised his patients to go to a nutrition store and get these vitamins to take daily.
One day, an older woman said, "listen, I can't go to the store and get 6 or 7 different bottles of vitamins for this treatment. It's too much work. You make one for us, and we will take it." So he did. Which vitamin supplement became known as Nature's Eye Vitamins.
Patients began to take it, and Augie saw incredible results. The disease was not only slowing down, but halting, and reversing, which shouldn't have happened! He knew there was something to this.
4 years later, the National Institute of Health came out with a 10 year study on nutritional supplements for Age-related Macular Degeneration, proving that a specific cocktail of vitamins resulted in slowing down and halting the progression of Age-related Macular Degeneration! This was big news. Even bigger, was that Augie's home researched vitamin, was that same cocktail!
The same national institute proved the results again with better ingredients, and Augie has used this formula with added vitamins to make his daily eye vitamin even better.
Now we are putting it online, and trying to bring it to the world.
There are a lot of different eye vitamins to choose from for this and other diseases, but none are as natural, and effective as Nature's Eye Vitamins. So take care of your eyes!
So that's our story. We want to help stop blindness. Pretty hefty goal, eh? We will post at least a weekly blog detailing other elements of eye health, including other treatment options for certain diseases, and what to expect if you have certain eye diseases. Education is paramount to our purpose, and we hope it will bring some solace and hope to the future. There are too many good things to see in this world to not focus a bit more on our eyes.
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