Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of poor vision after age 60. AMD is a deterioration or breakdown of the macula. The macula is a small area at the center of the retina in the back of the eye that allows us to see fine details clearly and perform activities such as reading and driving.
The visual symptoms of AMD involve loss of central vision. While peripheral (side) vision is unaffected, one loses the sharp, straight-ahead vision necessary for driving, reading, recognizing faces, and looking at detail. Unfortunately, symptoms do not occur until irreversible vision loss has occurred. It is important to detect AMD before symptoms occur. Therefore, one should have an annual eye examination with dilation of the pupils every year after the age of 60.
It's important to us that your eyesight remains uncompromising throughout your lifetime. After all, driving, reading, and performing everyday activities are vital to your well-being. Your quality of life should always be top-notch.
With 30 years of professional experience, we have the tools necessary to make this a reality. Schedule an appointment today so that you can learn more about our process for combating macular degeneration.
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