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February – AMD/Low vision Awareness Month

February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month.

So many of you a probably asking, “What causes low vision?” The majority of the time, eye diseases are what tend to cause visual impairment.

Common causes of low vision are:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Amblyopia
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

**Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of low vision. That affects more than 2 million Americans age 50 and older.**

Common Types of Low Vision:

  • Loss of central vision
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Blurred Vision
  • Generalized Haze
  • Extreme light sensitivity
  • Night Blindness

For more information on low vision, please refer to American Optometric Association’s website: www.aoa.org