This week is Macular Degeneration Awareness Week - a week dedicated to providing information on Macular Degeneration and how to reduce the incidence and impact that it has on daily life.
Macular degeneration is the degeneration or destruction of the macula which is the light sensitive tissue present near the centre of the retina. The tissue lines the back of the eye and is responsible for sharp, central vision that helps us see the finer details of the object that is strai
Lately there has been a lot of talk about the effect that blue light has on eye health, eye fatigue and our sleep patterns. Before we start to discuss how blue light can affects us, it’s probably a good idea to define what blue light is and where it comes from. What is blue light? Blue light, also known as ‘near UV’ is in the wavelengths range of approx. 400 to 500 nanometres. Pre-industrial revolution blue light was primarily from one source only – the sun. These days we’re
The Amsler grid is an easy tool which you can use anywhere to self monitor and check for possible symptoms or sudden changes in vision. It should be used daily but does not replace having a regular eye test and macula check with an optometrist. Drop in and see us for a FREE Amsler grid, or you can get one sent to you directly from the Macular Degeneration foundation free of charge. Call 1800 111 709 or order online: http://www.mdfoundation.com.au/resources_order.aspx #macular
Next week is National Macular Degeneration Awareness Week. Macular degeneration is Australia’s leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss. Early detection is vital to saving sight. We bring you this 5 part series about macular degeneration, online resources and ways that you can reduce your risk. #maculardegeneration