Detecting Macular Degeneration
Did you know age is a major factor in developing macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the area of the retina that allows you to obtain clear central vision. Patients who suffer from macular degeneration tend to have blind spots in the center of their view. This condition is considered incurable and is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans.
As Baby Boomers age, experts believe that macular degeneration will grow to epidemic proportions in the United States, with more than six million Americans expected to be diagnosed with the disease by the year 2030.
Our optometrists use a visual acuity test and a dilated exam to check on the health of the retina during your routine eye exam. Frequent eye exams can determine if there is the start of any damage to the macula.
Eye Professionals Who Care
The optometrists at Eye Rx believe your family’s health is what matters most. If we diagnose you or a loved one with macular degeneration, we will then refer you to a retinal specialist who will track the condition and help preserve vision as much as possible.
When was your last routine eye exam? Contact one of Eye Rx’s offices today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to find any warning signs of macular degeneration.
During your exam, our doctors will screen for a wide range of medical conditions and may recommend further testing for diagnosis of conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
Don’t Wait – Call Eye Rx Today!
Submit our online contact request or call one of our offices to schedule comprehensive vision care at Eye Rx today! In Chevy Chase, call (301) 841-6776 , or in Washington D.C., call (202) 659-2010. We also welcome walk-in appointments. The Eye Rx team looks forward to improving your life with quality eye care.