February is

National AMD Awareness Month!

Through early diagnosis and treatment, vision loss from diseases like Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) can often be prevented. That’s why it is SO important for everyone above age 50 to schedule annual comprehensive eye evaluations with an ophthalmologist.

AMD is a common – yet serious – eye disease that affects the macula among people age 50 and older. The macula is the part of the eye that allows you to see fine details in your central vision for activities such as driving, reading, and sewing. Because AMD is a painless disease, you may not realize you have AMD until vision loss is already occurring. The best way to avoid vision loss isto schedule eye evaluations annually after age 50.