Let’s Beat Macular Disease together this Macular Week

Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, with around 300 people diagnosed every day. It can affect people of any age — even children. There are many forms of macular disease, but Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the most common, usually affecting people over the age of 50.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition that causes you to lose central vision, usually in both eyes. This can make colours appear less vibrant, reading more difficult and faces harder to recognise. This process usually happens over time however it can be rapid. For more information about AMD you can click here.

The older we are the greater our risk of developing AMD. Around one in every 200 people has AMD at 60. However, by the age of 90 it affects one person in five. We are all living longer so the number of people affected is increasing. 

The Importance of Eye Examinations

It is important you get your eyes checked regularly and it is recommended that you have an eye examination every two years (or more frequently if recommended by your optician). The examination not only determines your ability to see, but also checks the general health of your eyes.

If you would like to make an appointment please call us on 01909 486418. You can find us here.

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