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Clinic Re-Opens for Routine Care June 1, 2020 By Appointment Only

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Macular Degeneration

Macular DegenerationAs a disease usually associated with aging, macular degeneration is also called age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), though there are other, less common types of macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration symptoms include a gradual loss of central vision needed to perform everyday tasks like driving or reading, and a reduced ability to see small visual details like fine print or patterns.

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans over age 60, and presents itself in two forms: dry macular degeneration and wet macular degeneration. Of the two, the “dry” form is far more common. Both affect the center region of the retina, the light-sensitive area in the back of the eye responsible for processing images we see.

Macular Degeneration Statistics

Currently, macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in persons over age 60. Caucasians are far more likely to lose vision from ARMD than African Americans, and studies show that obesity, smoking, and exposure to UV rays may also be risk factors for developing the disease.

Macular degeneration tends to affect women more than men, and has also been linked to heredity. Nearly 90% of all diagnosed ARMD is the dry form.

 

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Clinic Re-Opens for Routine Care
June 1, 2020
By Appointment Only

Our Commitment to Health and Safety

The safety and well-being of our patients, staff, and doctors is our #1 priority

Under the direction of the Provincial and Federal health officials, we have taken extra precautionary measures to reduce the risk of transmission and prioritize your health and safety. We are now able to return to routine care with proper disinfecting procedures and personal protective equipment (PPE) in place. We have updated our Standard Operating Procedures to comply with the requirements of the College of Optometrists of Ontario, our regulatory body.

Click here to read our safety protocols.