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Your Age-Related Macular Degeneration

It Isn’t Always Easy to See AMD Coming

While we recommend that everyone have an eye exam at least every two years, everyone over age 65 should have one annually. This is because many eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, become more prevalent the older we get.

Using Today’s Latest Technologies

Modern diagnostic technology can identify underlying factors in AMD’s development months or even years before what we could do even just a decade ago. By practicing preventative eye care, we are more likely to diagnose new eye diseases when they are young (and before they’ve caused vision loss).

Visit one of our four offices in High River, Nanton, Okotoks, and Vulcan. Request an appointment online.

Learn More About AMD

It’s important to remember that there is currently no cure for AMD, though new research is being performed all the time. Every day we learn more about AMD, it’s causes, and how to protect ourselves from it.

Causes – Unfortunately, the exact cause of macular degeneration is still unknown. However, extensive studies have identified risk factors. These include:

  • Age – Most common in seniors
  • Race – Caucasians are more likely to develop AMD compared to other ethnicities
  • Smoking
  • UV exposure
  • Poor nutrition
  • Health and weight

AMD forms without any pain, and because of that it often develops unnoticed for weeks and months. Most people are diagnosed when their optometrist detects it during an eye exam. Symptoms you may notice include:

  • Difficulty assessing details in your central vision, such as recognizing faces or reading text on a screen
  • You’re constantly increasing lighting
  • You find it difficult to read or see effectively in low light situations
  • Noticeable blind spots or “holes” in your central vision

We Are Here to Help

Macular degeneration eventually causes permanent, irreparable vision loss. In addition to managing your physical eye health as best as possible, we also offer support and guidance about how to cope with vision loss from AMD.

Diagnosis

AMD is diagnosed during a standard eye exam. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and retinal imaging, we are able to clearly and accurately visualize the macula and see the health of its tissues.

Once diagnosed, we help manage your AMD to delay its progression. We assess an assortment of factors, from eye health to diet, to allow you to make informed decisions about your approach to AMD.

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Mailing:
Box 6137, 812 Centre St SE,
High River AB, T1V 1Y1

Email: info@eyes360.ca

High River

812 Centre Street S.E.
High River, AB, T1V 1Y1
T - (403) 601-2713
E - info@eyes360.ca

Mon 9am - 5pm
Tues 10am - 8pm
Wed 9am - 5pm
Thur 9am - 8pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 5pm

Vulcan

112 1 St S
Vulcan, AB, T0L 2B0
T - (403) 485-2177
E - vulcan@eyes360.ca

Tues 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm

Nanton

2219 20th St
Nanton, AB, T0L 1R0
T - (403) 646-3200
E - nantoneyes360@gmail.com

Mon 9am - 5pm
Tues 9am - 5pm
Wed 9am - 3pm
Thurs 9am - 5pm
Fri 9am - 1pm

Okotoks

27D McRae St
Okotoks, AB, T1S 1A5
T - (403) 938-2191
E - okotoks@eyes360.ca

Mon 9am - 5pm
Tues 9am - 6pm
Wed 9am - 6pm
Thur 9am - 8pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 1pm