Age-related macular degeneration, often referred to as AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans. AMD can lead to permanent loss of central vision which is essential for so many daily living tasks, from reading to driving, to recognizing the faces of your loved one. The first step is to konw your risk factors and family medical history. Then, its important to have regular appointments with your ophthalmologist.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology presents the Top 5 Risk Factors for AMD, an article which may help you save your sight by knowing your personal risk factors. Read the complete article.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Academy's EyeCare America public service program want people to know that a simple eye exam can help prevent unnecessary vision loss caused by diabetes. To that end, EyeCare America and thousands of volunteer ophthalmologists throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico are providing eye exams at no out-of-pocket cost to people age 65 and older. Find out if you are eligible for a no-cost eye exam.