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Do You Have Macular Degeneration? Our Low Vision Doctor Can Help You Regain Visual Activity

The macula is the most sensitive part of the retina, the film in the back of the eye which turns light into vision. It is located in the center and is responsible for clear, high-definition, central vision. Macular Degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that occurs due to damage to the macula, thus, causing partial or complete loss of central vision.

Macular Degeneration is the predominant cause of vision loss affecting over 10 million American adults age 60+. During its early stages, patients will experience decreased central vision, which will only continue to worsen over time. For now, there is no cure for AMD. Nonetheless, the condition can still be managed.

What Does A Low Vision Optometrist Do For Patients With Macular Degeneration?

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At The Low Vision Center at Family Eyecare Center of Optometry, we know how vital your vision is to live a comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable life. We offer macular degeneration patients with suitable, high-quality, low vision glasses that will help improve their vision. Learn more about the various low vision aids, glasses, or devices that we offer to help macular degeneration patients regain visual activity.

Whether you are experiencing difficulty reading, driving, seeing faces, or any other vision difficulty, our low vision doctor, Dr. Harold Ashcraft, will use every possible means to recommend the ideal low vision glasses for you. We serve patients all over Los Angeles and the state of California at our low vision clinic.

Visit our practice to learn about how, with various low vision aids and devices, we can help Macular Degeneration patients to read, watch TV, make out faces, use their phone, and even drive!

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How Do I Cope With Or Manage Macular Degeneration?

Patients with AMD often find it very difficult to adapt to the dark after long exposure to sunlight. Hence, it is advisable to put on dark glasses and hats anytime you go out during the day. Your lenses should also contain special tints and coatings. This will help reduce glare, improve light transmission, and improve contrast. Other tips include:

  • When indoors, sit far from the window and shut the curtains.
  • Put on sun filters to reduce glare and light sensitivity.
  • Read print materials that have fonts of large sizes.
  • Reduce direct sunlight exposure
  • Avoid places with second-hand cigarette smoke.
Contact Us Today

If you have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, there is still hope for you. Contact us today at The Low Vision Center at Family Eyecare Center of Optometry. Our low vision doctor, Dr. Harold Ashcraft will be available to speak with you and discuss your options.

We will carry out a comprehensive eye exam to determine your eye condition. If you are diagnosed with AMD, we will provide you with personalized low vision glasses to help you regain visual activity and begin to do the things you want to do again.

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