Macular Degeneration

At Envision Optical this month we are concentrating our eye health awareness message on the very common eye sight threatening disease macular degeneration. Our optometrists are experts in eye care and the detection of eye disease.

What is macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Australia. It blurs the sharp, central, fine detail vision that you need for “straight-ahead” viewing. AMD affects the macula, the central area of the retina at the back of your eye that allows us to see fine details. AMD mainly affects older people: 4%>40yrs, 9%>50yrs, 23%>65yrs, 31%>80 yrs have some form of AMD.

Check back again next week for more information!