AMD or Age-related Macular Degeneration is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans. The disease attacks the macula of the eye, where our sharpest central vision occurs, affecting reading, driving, identifying faces, watching television, safely navigating stairs and performing other daily tasks. Although it rarely results in complete blindness, it robs the individual of all but the outermost, peripheral vision, leaving only dim images or black holes at the center of vision. Reduce your risk by wearing polarized sunglasses, which provide both UVA and UVB protection.
For More Information on AMD:
For more information, please visit www.thevisioncouncil.org or www.webmd.com
If you feel you or a loved one suffers from AMD or any other low vision issues, please visit your optometrist or ophthalmologist for a diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with vision impairment, please contact the division of blind services at dbs.myflorida.com or 1-800-342-1828 for information on how they can help.