Guide To Macular Degeneration Treatment And Prevention

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Many individuals over sixty years old have to contend with macular degeneration. The condition is different from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, which are corrected through the use of a lens that corrects an abnormality in the shape of the eye. But because macular degeneration involves a deterioration of the eye, many patients mistakenly believe glasses can't help. This isn't the case. There are specialized glasses created for macular degeneration patients. They can provide enhancements in both near and far vision typical glasses won't offer. The stage of macular degeneration a patient is in has a big impact on the type of eyewear that will work best for them. Low vision glasses help with macular degeneration by using high-powered magnification capabilities to reduce a patient's blind spots. Individuals can also get lenses with specialized coatings and tints to reduce glare, improve light transmission, and improve contrasts. Distance vision glasses are used to improve an individual's central vision of faraway items by using small telescopes or binoculars mounted on glasses.

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