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Category: National AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

Why Is a Dilated Eye Exam Important?

March is National Save Your Vision Month and while you may think that having good vision means that your eyes are healthy, that may not always be the case.  A comprehensive eye exam that include dilation is important to help your doctor see the early symptoms of both vision-related and overall health problems. When your eyes are dilated, your eye doctor can view the entire retina, including the blood vessels and optic nerve. This allows your doctor to see early signs of damage that could be indicators of serious conditions such as diabetes, tumors, high blood pressure, infectious diseases, macular…

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Eat Right For Your SIGHT!

Proper nutrition is critical to good eye health. Eat Lots Vegetables and Fruits – Antioxidants protect against oxidation, which is a part of the process of macular degeneration (AMD). Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, mustard greens and collard greens contain high levels of lutein, a critical antioxidant. Antioxidants are also present in fruits and vegetables with bright color, including red grapes, peppers, corn, oranges, cantaloupe and mango. Look for fresh produce in a variety of colors to get a wide range of vitamins in your diet. Eat Fish – People who eat fish 2-3 times a week have a lower…

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Living with AMD

While there is no cure for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), there are steps you can take to help reduce your risk of progression.   Monitor your vision weekly. Use an Amsler grid, a tool that helps you monitor subtle changes in your central vision. Some forms of AMD can progress very quickly. Monitoring your vision weekly can help you notice any changes. If you do notice changes, talk to your eye doctor immediately. Keep your eye doctor appointments. Experts recommend a comprehensive eye exam at least once a year for everyone. Some changes in vision may be best detected by an…

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National AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is National Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) /Low Vision Awareness Month.  Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for individuals age 50 and older. Macular degeneration is a progressive, usually painless disease that affects the macula, the spot on the retina at the back of the eye responsible for central vision, causing central vision to blur, but leaving peripheral vision intact. In its earliest stages, AMD can be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, AMD progresses so slowly that many do not notice a change in their vision. In other cases, the deterioration is very rapid and…

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