middle-aged woman smiles at cameraIf you’re concerned that you have age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), it’s important to act fast with a treatment procedure. First, our physicians will conduct a macular degeneration exam, discuss the results with you, and determine the best treatment option.

Are you concerned about your age-related macular degeneration? Contact us right away.

The treatment option that your eye doctor prescribes will depend on the type of age-related macular degermation you have and how far along it has progressed. If you have dry form of ARMD, a surgery or medical procedure is not available. However, many people have pursued low vision aids to help them to maximize their remaining eyesight. Our doctors will gladly discuss options for you and how to find the best aids for your lifestyle. Consider these low vision aid options or lifestyle changes you can make:

  • High-powered reading glasses
  • Large-print books
  • Low vision optical aids
  • Magnifying devices
  • Special lamps

Treatment Options for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

For other types of ARMD, treatment options may include nutritional supplements, intraocular steroids, and blood vessel growth inhibitors. It’s important to know that these treatments do not allow you to regain lost vision, but it works to maximize your remaining vision. Your eye specialist will discuss the treatment options that are available, answer all of your questions, and help you on this eyesight journey.

Early detection is key! If you are over 50-years-old or have a family history of vision problems, it’s important to see an eye doctor regularly. If you are noticing a change in your eyesight, don’t delay in calling Eyesight Associates! The faster we can diagnose the issue, the sooner we can implement a treatment plan to help you with your remaining vision.

Do you have questions about your eyesight or about age-related macular degeneration? Give us a call today: 478-923-5872.