February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 15 million adults over the age of 50.
AMD causes the gradual loss of the ability to see objects clearly.
AMD causes objects to look distorted, like straight lines looking crooked.
AMD causes the loss of clear color vision.
AMD can cause a dark, empty area to appear in the center of your vision.
Fight AMD by improving the lighting in your home and office. Focus on avoiding glare.
Try reading books in large print or other media, like audio books. You can also use a hand-held magnifier.