Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration can lead to blindness, but an EYE TEST can save your sight!

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you could be 1 in 7 people with macular degeneration.

  • Are you age 50 and up?

  • Do you smoke?

  • Is there someone in the family with macular degeneration?

  • Are you experiencing reduced vision?

Why is Macular Degeneration a Concern?

Because blindness is.

The macula of eye is responsible for central, detailed vision. We read books, drive, recognise faces and appreciate colours with it. When our macula wears out, we see things differently. Wavy lines. A blurred or patchy area in the central vision. Loss of central vision. Eventual blindness.

Sadly, there is no known cure for macular degeneration at the moment. That’s why an eye test is so important.

What Our Macula Check Up Plus™ Test Includes

01

Amsler Grid

The Amsler grid will pick up changes to the macula that may create distortions and changes to your sight.

02

Digital Retinal Imaging (DRI)

Digital Retinal Imaging (DRI) provides us with a scan showing the back of the eye.

03

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

A specialised scan that uses the properties of light waves to build a digital 3D cross-sectional

04

Visual Fields

Our gold standard visual fields test checks for changes to light sensitivity in the macula region that may indicate damage.

How Can We Help?

Optometrists Who Care About Your Eyes

Our optometrists maintain a high level clinical excellence.  They are dedicated to keeping up to date with the latest research and work closely with eye specialists to look after patients at risk with MD.

Appointment Times Convenient For You

Our Eyecare Plus practices are open 6 days a week, have access to convenient shopping centre parking and you can book in at a time that fits in with your busy life.  No excuse not to look after your eyes!

Nutrition & Lifestyle Advice

Based on evidence-based research, our optometrists will advise you on nutrition, dietary requirements and protective measures that can reduce the risk factors of macular degeneration.

Get your macula checked with optometrists you can trust. Book in today for a professional assessment.

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