Occurring more often in adults over 50, age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults. Macular degeneration is a loss of central vision but does not cause complete blindness. Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces, although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.
Are you over the age of 55? Are you experiencing haziness of vision? If you feel the need to scan an object to fully see it, you should call Alpine Eye Care. I open my eyes and I can see… thanks to Alpine Eye Care and LASIK surgery. Now, Alpine Eye Care offers the latest technology for macular degeneration. Call today to schedule your retinal scan and be sure to schedule one every year if you are over age 55.
What Rosemary is describing may be symptoms of macular degeneration… a scary word for loss of vision. In the past, it was difficult to catch macular degeneration early enough for effective treatments and most patients experienced blindness. Now, there’s Topcon Retinal Scanning. Right here in our community. Thanks to Alpine Eye Care and Dr. Jeffrey Chaulk, you don’t have to drive out of town on treacherous roads to have your eyes tested and treated, you can be treated for macular degeneration locally. Retinal treatments can be done and most are covered by your healthcare coverage or Medicare. If caught early enough, retinal treatments may postpone and even reverse macular degeneration.
Alpine Eye Care are ophthalmologists in Northern Michigan who are familiar with age-related macular degeneration and its treatment. Getting treatment early in many instances can help postpone or reverse macular degeneration.
To get tested for age-related macular degeneration, make an appointment with your local Alpine Eye Care office today by using our contact form or simply call 1.877.SEE.2020.