Are you over the age of 50?

Did you know that 1 in 7 people over the age of 50 have signs of macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration is a painless and progressive loss of central vision. In Australia, it is the cause of 50% of blindness and severe vision loss.

What is it like to have Macular Degeneration?

In the early stages, patients rarely notice any symptoms. As the disease progresses symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty reading or doing activities that require fine vision
  • Distortions (where straight lines are wavy)
  • Difficulty distinguishing faces
  • Permanent dark or blurred spot in the centre of vision

What can I do to protect myself?

Major benefits are seen when patients:

  • Stop smoking
  • Implement a regular exercise routine
  • Adopt an eye-healthy diet
  • Protect your eyes from the sun with sunglasses and a hat

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