If you have an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) a simple, less than one-minute daily routine could help save your vision. AMD is a disease that affects the macular, the tiny central part of the retina that lets you see detail clearly. The macula gives central vision, helping you to recognise a face, read a book, thread a needle. Dry AMD is most common. It is caused by a build up of waste within the cells in the macular, causing the macular to stop working properly. Dry AMD can eventually turn into Wet AMD – and more severe vision loss. Because AMD vision changes usually happens slowly, you may not be aware. That’s why a simple Amsler grid can help you to check your eyesight.
Expert eye care
You may be a member of EyeSense for increased risk of AMD, our specialist eye care service. If you are, at your regular appointment you’ll have your pupils dilated to allow the optometrist to obtain better quality scans of your macular. This more detailed scan allows the optometrist to pick up any changes earlier so that you get the treatment you need more quickly. Our optometrist will also give you the latest advice about how to reduce risk, such as diet, lifestyle, ultra-violet protection and how to make the most of your vision.
Don’t miss out
We are giving away free Amsler chart key rings making it easy for you to check your vision every day. Collect your free key ring at your next EyeSense appointment. Our optometrist will explain how to use it to check your sight. We only have 100 key rings to give away so book your appointment today and ask for your free key ring now.