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Is Your Vision at Risk?

Age Related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It affects more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.

So, what is Age Related Macular Degeneration? AMD is a disease that affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD blurs the sharp central vision you need for such activities as reading, sewing and driving. There is no pain related to AMD and once central vision is lost due to AMD it cannot be restored.

What Puts You at Risk for AMD?

  • Over the Age 50
  • Family History of AMD
  • Difficulty Seeing at Night
  • Overweight
  • Lack of Vegetables in Diet
  • Heart Disease
  • Smoking
  • Light Skin and Eyes

What Can You Do?

  • Wear Quality Sunglasses
  • Choose Eye Glasses with Blue Light Protection
  • Do Not Smoke
  • Eat Healthy, Including Appropriate Supplements
  • Exercise
  • See Your Eye Doctor

Damaged macular tissue cannot be restored. But you can reduce your risk and minimize damage. Call Unger Eye Care Today! Our eye exams include evaluating the health of your macula and our doctors will give you specific recommendations to minimize your risk of macular degeneration.

Call (618) 667-2020