Prevent Blindness Texas has declared this week AMD: Awareness Makes a Difference Week with the hopes of educating the public on one of the nation’s leading eye diseases.
Many of our clients suffer from this eye disease; it is so common in fact, that more than 2 million Americans have AMD, of which over 115,000 live in Texas! AMD, or age-related macular degeneration, is an eye disease that causes central vision to deteriorate over time, which as you can imagine, makes simple, everyday tasks such as driving or reading extremely difficult. This eye disease is the leading cause of blindness in Americans age 50 and older. Though there is currently no cure for AMD, with early detection through regular eye exams and with treatment, your vision can still be preserved.
To learn more about AMD’s risk factors, symptoms and treatment, click here.
Prevent Blindness America’s 2012 “Vision Problems in the U.S.” Report
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Prevent Blindness Texas Declares June 3-9 as “AMD: Awareness Makes a Difference Week” In Effort to Educate Public on Leading Eye Disease