AMD is the leading cause of low vision and blindness in Americans age 60 years and older and affects 1.6 million Americans. As the Baby Boomer generation ages,
the rates of AMD are expected to reach
AMD is a progressive disease and most often,
can’t be fixed with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgery.
AMD slowly steals vision as it affects the retina, a paper-thin tissue lining the back of the eye, and causes the cells in the area to die. As a result, if you have AMD, you have blind spots, grayness and other distortions in the center frame of your vision, making it hard to do things like reading, shopping, cooking, or writing.
If you have been diagnosed with AMD or Low Vision, Lighthouse for the Blind is here for you. Our certified staff can help you learn new ways to perform day to day functions. Often you can still do many of your favorite things using new techniques and adaptive devices.
Our on-sight low vision specialist, Dr. Scott Gartner often can prescribe special glasses and magnifying lenses that are life changing. Visit lhpb.org or call 561-586-5600 to learn more.