February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss, and affects more than 2 million Americans older than 50 years of age.
The image pictured gives an example of without and with AMD.
Here are a few of the symptoms:
- Difficulty seeing in the center of your vision while driving, reading, or looking at faces
- Difficulty focusing in low light
- While focusing on straight lines, they may appear wavy, or with pieces missing
- Changes in the appearance of colors
The Amsler grid can be a helpful tool for those who wish to screen their vision for changes. Find it along with directions here:
This screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye examination. Call our office at 928-779-7000 to make an appointment for your annual visit.