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Overview

Macular degeneration (also called AMD, ARMD, or age-related macular degeneration) is an age-related condition in which the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula, starts to break down and lose its ability to create clear visual images. The macula is responsible for central vision – the part of our sight we use to read, drive and recognize faces. So although a person's peripheral vision is left unaffected by AMD, the most important aspect of vision is lost.

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans of ages 65 and older. And because older people represent an increasingly larger percentage of the general population, vision loss associated with macular degeneration is a growing problem.

It's estimated that more than 1.75 million U.S. residents currently have significant vision loss from AMD, and that number is expected to grow to almost 3 million by 2020.

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IMPORTANT CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

Due to recent medical developments, we are currently not providing routine examinations, but patients can still contact our office regarding any emergencies, concerns or questions.

For any urgent glasses or contact lens related matters, please call our office at 207-439-0410. We are making every effort to avoid unnecessary traffic in the office. If a visit is essential, it can be scheduled. Curbside pickup is available.