May is Macula Month
Age-Related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia.
I know we are all focused on COVID-19, and this is completely understandable, but this is just a gentle reminder, that we can't let our eye health go.
If you notice sudden changes in your vision, then this could be an eye emergency. It is extremely important to contact your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist to address these vision changes.
It is so important to keep your vision SAFE.
S stands for Smoking
A stands for Age
F stands for Family History
E stands for Eye Exams
Are you a smoker?
Over 50 years of age?
Does someone in your family have AMD?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are at at a higher risk of developing AMD.
Do you have regular Eye Exams?
A regular Eye Exam will pick up on early signs of AMD, and we know that early detection is always best.
If you notice any sudden changes in your vision this could be an eye emergency, so we urge you to contact your Optometrist or Opthalmologist to discuss these changes. Even if you are not in one of the high risk categories for AMD, you could potentially be at risk. So please take the appropriate action and look after your eye health. You only have one set of eyes!
Please contact us on 9879 7600 if you need to to make an appointment with our Optometrist . Social Distancing and COVID-19 Health practices will be observed.
Should you wish to contact the Macular Disease Foundation Australia, you can contact them using the details provided below.
Helpline number:1800 111 709