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Low vision symptoms
Education | General Eye Care

Low Vision

What is Low Vision? Low vision is vision that cannot be corrected by conventional glasses, contacts, medical, or surgical treatment.1 While the severity may vary, a patient is considered to have low vision if they are unable to see well enough to do everyday activities including reading, driving, recognizing faces etc. Having low vision does not…

Retina scan showing the effects of age-related macular degeneration
Education | Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration – What is it, and How can I prevent it?

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? Age-related Macular Degeneration (or AMD) is a devastating eye disease. It is the leading cause of blindness in people 55 years and older in America.1 It causes blindness in about 1 million Americans, and with the aging of our country’s population, that number will only increase. We worry about our…

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
Education | General Eye Care

Choroidal Nevus

A choroidal nevus is a common, benign, pigmented growth similar to a mole on your skin, which happens to be located beneath the retina. As your skin has pigmented cells (called melanocytes), so does the layer underneath the retina, called the choroid. Moreover, as your skin can have a mole or freckle which is a…