Age Related Macular Degeneration
February is Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD or AMD) Month. Commen questions I ask during an examination touch on family history and lifestyle. This is because, like many other chronic conditions, AMD has both genetic and environmental risk factors. Here are the big culprits:
1. Age (1/3 people older 75 years of age)
2. Family History
3. Smoking (⬆️ risk 2-5X!!! 🚭)
4. UV (get those sunglasses on your kids! 😎)
5. Diet (🥗green and leafy veg 😋)
(Also race, weight, blood pressure, blue eyes and more)
New retinal studies are finding that blue light (emitted from all our devices) is so close to UV in the light spectrum that it is causing similar effects. Come in today to talk about blue light filtering glasses. We carry a fantastic lens that blocks virtually all UV and blue light!!!
I recommend a thorough eye examination for early detection, to determine your specific history/risk factors and to find the best solutions to help keep you and your family from developing vision loss in your later years.
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