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
- Retinal Detachment
**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