Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is characterized by the loss of central vision, usually in both eyes, and is the leading cause of vision loss in people ages 65 and older.  During the month of February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to be aware of the risk factors associated with AMD and have a dilated eye exam annually. To help reduce your risk of vision loss, there are several actions you can take to have healthy eyesight, including wearing 99%-100% UV-blocking sunglasses, quitting smoking, and wearing safety eye protection in hazardous situations.


Risk factors of Age-related Macular Degeneration include:

  • Older than 50

  • Family history of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

  • History of smoking

  • Obesity

  • High blood pressure/ cholesterol

  • Lack of vitamins prevalent in fruits and vegetables

    Focus Select Vitamins contain the essential vitamins and minerals to support macular health and maintain good vision. You can purchase your 90-day supply of Focus Select Vitamins through our online store or in our Boone, Banner Elk or Jefferson locations. Call us to schedule your appointment today at (828) 264-0042

Anna Greene