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What You Should Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Approximately 2.1 million people nationwide had age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 2010, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). By 2050, that number will more than double to a whopping 5.4 million. With February being AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month, it’s an appropriate time to point a spotlight on the leading cause of blindness among older adults. Read More »

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How to Fight Back Against Light Sensitivities

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The spring season is drawing closer (no thanks to Punxsutawney Phil), and that means there’s more sun for us to enjoy! However, for those who have light sensitivities, more sun isn’t always enjoyable. Eloise asks, “I have glaucoma and macular degeneration. What coatings on my glasses will help me see better?… Sun is murder on Read More »

Dame Judi Dench: Defying AMD

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“There is nothing like a Dame.” –Robin Williams, 1999 Academy Awards Well said, Robin. Well said. Dame Judi Dench has graced our screens as The Evil Queen of Numbers, better known as “M” in the 007 series; the influential mother of J. Edgar; and was also awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her Read More »

Keep Your Eye on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Could you guess the leading cause of blindness for people ages 65 and older? It’s a bit of a mouthful … But if you guessed age-related macular degeneration (AMD), give yourself kudos for guessing correctly (try saying that 5 times fast). In fact, the incidence rate of AMD for people ages 50 and over in Read More »

4 Common Eye Conditions Among Women

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Did you know women are more susceptible to visual impairment? In fact, women represent: Two-thirds of blind and visually impaired people around the world Over 700,000 of 1 million legally blind Americans 2.3 of 3.4 million Americans suffering from a visual impairment Why is there a discrepancy? In industrialized countries, more women experience age-related eye Read More »