February is AMD/Low Vision Month.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, but many do not know they have early-stage AMD . Researchers estimate that 20 million people in the U.S. have age-related macular degeneration and, of those, 1.5 million have a severe form of the disease (American Medical Association, January 2024).
Preserve Vision Florida offers a comprehensive guide for people who are at risk for AMD or already are living with AMD. Read it to learn what AMD is, who is at risk, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging.
For more information, visit Prevent Blindness America’s website, Living Well With Low Vision.