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Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. So although a person's peripheral vision is left unaffected by AMD, the most important aspect of vision is lost.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with macular degeneration is a growing problem.

It's estimated that more than 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have significant vision loss from AMD, and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.

 

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Dear Valued Patients, 

As per the advice of the Ministry of Health; due to close patient interaction during our exams and fittings our Clinic will continue to ask patients to wear surgical masks upon entry to our office. We have taken extensive measures to keep our team and patients safe including improved air filtration systems.

We ask that if you or someone you live with has been ill in the last 10 days, traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or have been diagnosed or exposed to Covid 19 in the last 10 days or if you or anyone in your household is waiting for the results of a Covid 19 test that you refrain from entering our practice or booking an appointment at this time.

Thank you for understanding.

Be safe, be well.