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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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Due to CDC Guidelines and the State of Alabama mandates, we are temporarily closed. We will continue to see ocular emergencies as needed. If you feel you have an eye emergency, please call 251-928-4076 and speak to an operator. We are answering non-urgent phone messages left at 251-928-4076 throughout the week and will be delivering glasses curbside by appointment. Thanks for your understanding during this difficult time. We are praying everyone stays well.

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