age-related macular degeneration

You may not have symptoms at the early stages of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and there is no pain, so having regular annual eye exams if the best way to detect if you have AMD.

Here are the early signs and symptoms of Age-related Macular Degeneration:

  • at first, slightly blurred vision close up and far away
  • fuzzy or blurred vision in the center growing larger as it develops
  • blind spots
  • color and detail distortion
  • difficulty driving, reading, or watching TV
  • contrast sensitivity diminishes, subtle changes in texture become hard to detect, making it difficult to navigate walking
  • light level change intolerance
  • requires more light regularly
  • impaired depth perception

Any or all of these could signal that you may be dealing with AMD. Be sure to have your eyes and vision checked regularly each year.


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At Advanced Eyecare Optometry, the doctors are thoroughly trained in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders and eye disease. They utilize state-of-the art equipment such as the Zeiss OCT Optos Retinal Scanning Laser, and Humphrey Auto-Refractor and Visual Field Analyzer, which provides a higher level of care. This facilitates the early detection and management of eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataract which helps preserve your vision!Examinations also include the detection and treatment of eye muscle imbalance, poor eye coordination and reduced focusing ability, which are common problems among children and 40+ year olds.When indicated, the doctors fit any contact lenses required, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, monovision, (simultaneous far and near vision), or bifocal needs, as well as colored contact lenses for those who desire a “different look”.If you are interested in laser eye surgery, (LASIK), the doctors will determine if you are a good candidate, and will provide the pre- and post-op management to insure a good outcome for this procedure.

Should you choose to wear eyeglasses, Advanced Eyecare Optometry offers a modern eyewear boutique with hundreds of styles to from which to choose. The licensed opticians are trained to help you select fashionable eyewear that compliments your lifestyle and fashion sense, all in a relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere.

If you are looking for someone to help you with all your eyecare needs, then call Advanced Eyecare Optometry today. We’ll put your needs in focus!


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