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AMD/ LOW VISION MONTH

What is AMD might you ask? AMD is Age related Macular Degeneration.

What is Macular Degeneration might you ask? It is a disease that slowly decreases your vision and affects the retina. Ultimately, it causes the cells to stop working.


Some risk factors that may play a role in AMD are:


-> Vascular disease

-> Smoking

-> Age

-> Genetics



If you are diagnosed with AMD, your symptoms can range from:

-> vision being low and distorted

-> straight lines appearing wavy

-> objects appearing smaller


Don't be discouraged! Changing some lifestyle habits can prevent your ocular health from deteriorating.


If you are already diagnosed with AMD/ Low Vision, rest assured you can improve simple things in your daily life:

  1. Improving lighting in your home can help reduce glare

  2. Using a magnifier

  3. Using high contrast lenses for reading and writing


At LivingHope Vision Clinic, we have Early Defence vitamins

at your next eye exam at LivingHope Vision Clinic! itamins, “Contain 3 macular protective pigments to reduce risk and protect sight in the face of retinal disease”.

Learn more about AMD at your next eye exam at LivingHope Vision Clinic!





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